Freshman Ryan Burgess shot a 2-under 68 on Monday, tying him for the second-lowest round of the day.
Oct. 1, 2012
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. (SMU) - SMU improved by 10 strokes from round one during round two at the Fighting Illini/Olympia Fields Invitational on Monday.
Burgess, who struggled on Sunday, bounced back with a 2-under 68 on Monday, tying him for the second-lowest round of the day. Mario Clemens, in his first-career appearance for SMU, is currently the highest-ranking Mustang, sitting in a tie for 29th.
SMU came into the tournament as No. 2 in GolfStat's computer rankings. Out of the 14 teams in the event, 10 of them are ranked in the top-50 in those same rankings, making the event one of the toughest in the nation. Coach Gregory believes in his team, and thinks that in tomorrow's final round SMU can play very well and capture a solid finish.
"We need a good round tomorrow to move up the board," Gregory said. "We can still have a good finish."
Fans can follow the scoring live tomorrow on GolfStat.