GOODYEAR, Ariz. – SIUE senior golfer Danny Gorman tied the school record for lowest round with a second-round 64 Sunday and leads a field of more than 100 golfers after two rounds at the Loyola Intercollegiate.
Results are incomplete as play was delayed Sunday morning due to frost on the course, and then halted in the second round due to darkness. One group was unable to complete the second round.
As a team, the Cougars have a 559 and are eighth after rounds of 282-277. The Cougars are just four strokes out of the top four. SIUE's 277 in the second round is the third lowest team score in school history.
"Tee to green, we hit the ball exceptionally well," SIUE Head Coach Derrick Brown said. "We had a lot of good play. We started sinking some putts and got hot in the second round."
College of Charleston leads the team event at 546. Gonzaga is second at 554. Connecticut and Hartford have a 555 to tie for third.
Gorman carded rounds of 68-64. His 132 (-12) leads Logan Sowell of College of Charleston by a single stroke.
"Watching Danny tied the school record was pretty special," Brown said. "And then Jordan (Harre) backed him up with a 68."
Harre is tied for 23rd. He has a combined 139 (-5). Harre's second round 68 is a career low for the junior.
Grant Gavin, playing as SIUE's individual, is tied for 93rd with a 153.
"Leading up to this tournament, we talked a lot about staying consistent," Brown said. "The thing I am most proud of is after that 64 and 68 our worst score was a 73. We had a lot of consistent play."
Final round play is schedule to begin at 9 a.m. CT Monday.
"We're going to have to do the same tomorrow," Brown said. "We're going to have to take that same mentality if we want to make a run into the top four."