BATON ROUGE, La. – In an incredibly close competition Jacksonville University is just five strokes away from advancing from the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional with just one round remaining in the postseason tournament hosted at the University Club of Baton Rouge. If the Dolphins want to advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship they must finish in the Top 5 after Wednesday's final 18.
Though he stumbled a bit in the final holes Tuesday Raul Pereda continues to pace the Dolphins in the regional with a two-round total of 147 (71+76). The junior from Cordoba, Mexico, has 27 holes of par or better through 36 holes, including six birdies. David Wicks and Sam Uhland both trail Pereda by just a single stroke at 148 and are tied for 18th. Wicks has 28 holes of par or better including seven birdies, and Uhland also has 28 holes of par or better, including five birdies. Ryan Jahn has 151 through two rounds and is tied for 33rd, and Elliott Fullalove is tied for 65th overall with 160.
LSU leads the tournament after two rounds with a total of 572. Duke moved up two spots from fourth to second and now totals 579, and Virginia dropped from second to third with a two-round total of 580. Northwestern was the biggest mover of the day, rocketing up from eighth to fourth. The Wildcats have 588 through two rounds. Kentucky and Oregon are tied for fifth with 589, and Jacksonville is seventh with 594.