Texas A&M males lead 2022 Blessings Collegiate after second spherical

October 5, 2022

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Blessings Golf Membership hosted the 2019 NCAA Championships, and even earlier than then, it was often called one of many hardest school golf programs within the nation.

The house course for Arkansas requires precision on each shot. Any lapse in focus will doubtless lead to an enormous rating on any gap.

But for the Texas A&M males’s golf workforce, they had been about as exact as you might be Tuesday. The Aggies, ranked tenth within the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, fired a spherical of 15-under 273 to vault into the highest place of the lads’s competitors on the 2022 Blessings Collegiate Invitational with 18 holes to go.

Texas A&M was one in every of solely two groups (Mississippi State, 3 beneath) to shoot beneath par in the course of the second spherical on the par-72, 7,700-yard format.

“We made some well timed putts after we wanted to and had 5 guys in all of it day,” Texas A&M coach Brian Kortan stated. “It makes an enormous distinction whenever you’ve acquired 5 guys which might be doing numerous issues proper.”

The Aggies are at 11 beneath after 36 holes, beating host Arkansas by 12 strokes with the ultimate spherical coming Wednesday.

The Blessings Collegiate Invitational has a unique format, with 11 males’s and ladies’s groups coming collectively and taking part in on the similar time. Along with that, all 5 gamers for every workforce play collectively on the similar time as a substitute of dealing with these from different faculties.

So when Texas A&M acquired on a roll on the again 9, the gamers fed off each other. The Aggies recorded 15 birdies on the again 9, with each participant recording not less than two. Sam Bennett, the 2022 U.S. Newbie champion, has 4 and shot 4-under 68. Daniel Rodrigues had seven birdies on the day and shot 6-under 66. He leads the match at 9 beneath, one shot higher than Kansas’ Gunnar Broin, who shot 1-under 71 within the second spherical after a gap 65.

Broin couldn’t discover rhythm along with his putter in the course of the second spherical, however he did have a powerful second shot into the par-4 seventh, his sixteenth gap of the day.

“I had 220 in, and it was a bit of bit longer than I anticipated having,” Broin stated. “Coach type of steered my towards hitting a 5-iron in, and I hit it fairly near excellent.”

The ball tumbled into the cup, incomes him an eagle. He additionally birdied his ultimate gap of the day.

UNLV’s Caden Fioroni sits in third at 5 beneath after an even-par 72 within the second spherical. Arkansas’ Segundo Oliva Pinto is 2 photographs behind Fioroni with Ole Miss’ Sarut Vongchaisit rounding out the highest 5 at 2 beneath.

Within the workforce competitors, Texas A&M is the one workforce beneath par, and so they have a cushty lead over second-place and host Arkansas at 1 over and third-place Mississippi State, which is at 9 over for the match. Ole Miss (12 over) and Clemson (13 over) sit in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Wednesday’s ultimate spherical can be broadcast on Golf Channel from 4:30-7:30 p.m ET.

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