In the second round of the Greyhound Invitational in Noblesville, Ind., on Monday (April 8), Ashland University's men's golf team posted its third consecutive sub-300 round, good for sixth place in the 18-team regional tournament.
The Eagles are at 10-over-par 292-294—586, coming off a 291 in the final round of the Music City Invitational. Ferris State (282-282—564) continues to claim the top team spot, followed by Indianapolis (294-279—573), Bellarmine (290-287—577) and Findlay (293-286—579).
Ashland's biggest mover on the day was junior Patrick Steffen, whose second-round 69 has put him in a tie for third place individually at 72-69—141. Steffen, who played at 3-under on the final seven holes and had six birdies on the day, parlayed his second-best college round to a seven-way tie at 3-under, three shots behind Ferris State's Jack Weller (67-71—138) for first place.
The Eagles' second-best showing on Monday came from redshirt freshman Luke Tanner, who carded a career-low 1-over 73, including four birdies in a six-hole stretch on the back nine. Tanner moved up to a tie for 75th at 82-73—155.
Senior Austin Kondratick is in a tie for 17th place following his round of 76 on Day 2. Kondratick had two birdies in the first seven holes, and is 69-76—145 on the tournament. Sophomore Ben Jones is tied for 72nd (78-76—154), as he finished with two birdies on Monday.
Rounding out the Ashland contingent was senior Cole Smith, who had three birdies on Monday en route to a round of 79. Smith is tied for 64th (73-79—152).
The third and final day of the Greyhound Invitational will be played on Tuesday (April 9).