ALPHARETTA, Ga. – The No. 15 Texas A&M men’s golf team sits in sixth place after two rounds at The Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate Invitational.
The Maroon & White own a 3-under 573 tally after Saturday’s 3-over-291 round at the par-72, 7,092-yard Lakeside Course at The Golf Club of Georgia.
Texas A&M is 14 strokes behind first-place East Tennessee State (17-under 559). Washington (11-under 565) and Georgia Tech (10-under 566) round out the top three. The Aggies are paired with fourth-place Virginia (6-under 570) and fifth-place Duke (4-under 572) for the final round.
Daniel Rodrigues moved up seven spots on the leaderboard Saturday, closing second-round action tied for sixth place at 4-under 140. He matched Friday’s round of 70 with the same score Saturday, including five birdies.
Phichaksn Maichon and Jaime Montojo registered identical scores for the second straight day and are tied for 12th place at 2-under 142 after Saturday’s 1-over 73.
Vishnu Sadagopan and Aaron Pounds own two-round scores of 149 and 151, respectively to round out the Aggie fivesome.
Texas A&M, Virginia and Duke have Sunday tee times from 8:25-9:09 a.m. from hole No. 1.
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TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head Coach Brian Kortan
On Saturday’s round…
“We got off to a rough start this morning. We kind of righted the ship and hung in there. It got harder as the day went along. The wind came up and blew pretty good. The guys really did a good job of steadying themselves and posting what I thought was a pretty good score.”
On Daniel Rodrigues moving up the leaderboard…
“Dani had it going pretty well. He was 4-under through 14 holes. He hit a tough shot on 17 made a double on a really tough par-3. But Dani was part of the reason we steadied the ship a little bit. The guys didn’t panic. They fought for shots down the end and kept us in a position to have a good round tomorrow which can get us in a good spot on this leaderboard.”
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