Petree Continues Strong Play, 20th Going into Final Round
Tuesday, November 8, 2005


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Results - Day 2


Reid Petree

David Viviano

After finding themselves in the very middle of the pack after the first round of the “Battle on the Bend” golf tournament, the Centenary Gents struggled in the wind in round two to fall to last place after shooting a 328.

 

Things appeared to be going well for Centenary after round one’s 299 score, but the front nine of the second round was the undoing for the Gents on the 6,707-yard par-72 Cypress Bend Resort course in Many, La. The five golfers for Centenary were 38-over par on the front nine, but were fifteen shots better to close the round on the back.

 

The lone bright spot for Centenary was the continued strong play of Reid Petree, who followed up his first-round 73 with a 76 in round two to finish tied for twentieth in the individual standings at five-over par. 

 

Thirteen of the 66 golfers in the field were even par or better, led by a six-under 138 from Parker LaBarge of Rice. Michael Smith of ULL and Matthew Carvell of Southeastern Louisiana are both four under and tied for second. 

 

New Orleans sits in first at 567 (-9), ten shots ahead of Rice at 577. Southeastern Louisiana (581), Tulane (586) and Louisiana-Lafayette (590) round out the top five. Sam Houston (591) is in sixth, followed by Nicholls and Houston tied at 606, Stephen F. Austin in ninth at 607 and Texas State and McNeese tied for tenth at 611. Texas-Pan American (615) and Centenary round out the final two of the 13 teams participating.

 

David Viviano posted the second-lowest score of the afternoon for Centenary, carding a nine-over 81, followed by Nathan Hensley’s 82 and Ryan Oliver’s 89. Zach Brunke rounded out the Centenary finishers, firing a 93, seven shots better than yesterday’s score.

 

The final round of the “Battle on the Bend” will be tomorrow morning, with groups teeing off of both the first and tenth tees to allow teams to leave earlier for home.