COLUMBUS, IND. – Paced by senior Chase Smith‘s four-under par 140 and junior Joe Atkisson‘ one-under par 143, the University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team sits atop the standings at the 2013 GLVC Championship after the first two rounds of play on Sunday at the Otter Creek Country Club.
Smith shot rounds of 71 and 69 to lead all competitors, while Atkisson followed with rounds 70 and 73 and sits in second place behind his teammate. As a team, the Tritons carded a 293 and a 292 to record a team score of 585.
The GLVC Championship features a 54-hole stroke play event with the top four teams following stroke play competing in medal/match play to determine the conference champion. A total of 36 holes were played today with another 18 to follow tomorrow. The 18-hole semifinal and final medal/match play contests will take place on Tuesday.
UMSL enters the final 18 holes with a six-stroke lead over second place Bellarmine (296-295 – 591) in the 14-team field, while Indianapolis (303-293 – 596), Lewis (312-285 – 597) and Wisconsin-Parkside (301-301 – 602) round out the top five.
Also for the Tritons, junior Warren Crow is tied for 11th place with a 148 (75-73), while freshmen Colby Yates (77-77 – 154) and David Abolt (78-79 – 157) round out the scoring, tied for 34th and 46th place, respectively.