SALEM, S.C. – The Purdue men’s golf team could get nothing going in the second round of the NCAA Clemson Regional, slipping to 12th after 36 holes.
The Boilermakers tallied an 8-over par 296 for a 36-hole total of 3-over par 579 (283-296) to fall three places entering tomorrow’s final round. The top five finishers will advance to the NCAA National Championships in Scottsdale, Arizona, late next week.
Arkansas leads at 39-under par and is followed by Georgia Tech (-32), North Carolina and New Mexico (-25) and Northern Illinois (-23) in fifth place. Georgia Southern (-18), Clemson (-16) and Texas A&M and San Diego State are within shouting distance (-12).
Highlights were few and far between for the Boilermakers, but Peyton Snoeberger supplied some fireworks late in the round. Playing the 202-yard, par-3 5th hole, Snoeberger recorded the first hole-in-one of his career, using a 6-iron. The ball landed on top of a ridge in the center of the green that trickled to the hole before disappearing.
However, Purdue managed just nine birdies on the day and is last in the field with 29 birdies through the first two rounds. Purdue has played the par-5’s in just 3-under par, the 13th-best score in the field out of 14 teams.
Herman Sekne leads Purdue in 27th place at 3-under par 141. He has now recorded 17 rounds this season of even- or under-par (in 28 rounds), good for eighth in a season in school history.
Nels Surtani is tied for 45th at even-par 144 (69-75), Nick Dentino (71-76) and Peyton Snoeberger (74-73) are tied for 57th at 3-over par 147. Kent Hsiao is 71st at 12-over par 156 (74-82).
The Boilermakers will play the final round on Wednesday at 9:10 a.m. ET, off hole No. 10, while being paired with Middle Tennessee State and Furman.
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