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Connor Blick and the Gaels head into the final round six strokes behind leaders Texas.
Connor Blick and the Gaels head into the final round six strokes behind leaders Texas.
GOLF | Gaels Near Top of Leaderboard in Lamkin Classic
Release: Wednesday 03/13/2017 
by SMC Athletics

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Saint Mary’s played steady golf in the first day of the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic Monday, shooting two rounds of 288 to finish at even-par and just six strokes back of Texas.

Saint Mary’s is in solo fifth, as the Gaels are just one stroke behind Mississippi and Colorado State for third place. New Mexico is in second after shooting a two round total 574. Texas leads the field at 6-under par with rounds of 283 and 287.

The Gaels were led by Eduardo Carrete, as the first year player delivered rounds of 70-71 to finish at 3-under. Carrete currently sits tied-6th heading into tomorrow’s final round. The Querétaro, Mexico native scored nine birdies on the day.

Pavan Sagoo continued to play well, finishing the day tied-18th at even-par. The junior started off strong with a birdie on his tournament-opening hole on the par 4 10th hole. After recording four birdies in his first 13 holes of the opening round, Sagoo played steady the rest of the round for the 2-under finish after the first 18 holes.

Both Perry Cohen and Connor Blick are inside the top-50 of the leaderboard. Cohen bounced back nicely in both rounds to finish the day 2-over heading into the final 18 holes.

Blick got off to a rocky start in the opening round, but bounced back with a low 70 in the second round of the shotgun start. Blick carded five birdies in the round, and finished the day at 4-over par. 

Playing as an individual, Hunter Rappleye sits tied-57th after rounds of 75-75. Rappleye is 10 strokes behind the low indy score by Mississippi’s Kerry Sweeney (-4/ 140).

Saint Mary’s will pair with Colorado State and Middle Tennessee State in the final round. The Gaels are scheduled to tee off at 8:45 a.m. off the first tee. Live stats and results can be followed here via GolfStat

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