2012 Dallas Baptist Golf Classic
Location: Golf Club of Dallas · Dallas, Texas
Result: A&M-Commerce sits 15th out of 18 teams (22-over 582)
Top Performer: Patrick Russo tied for eighth overall (2-under 138)
Up Next: Final Round · Tuesday, April 10 · 8:30 a.m.
DALLAS – A&M-Commerce sophomore Patrick Russo highlighted the afternoon for the Lions at the Dallas Baptist Classic, firing a career-low 4-under 66 in round two and currently sits tied for eighth in the individual standings with a 2-under 138. A&M-Commerce enters Tuesday's final round 15th out of a challenging 18 team field following two rounds below 300, including a season-low 9-over 289 in round two.
Russo opened up the day with a 2-over 72, then responded with his 4-under 66 in round two, tying for the second lowest round of the afternoon. It shaved three strokes off his previous career-best of 69 at the season-opening Charles Coody West Texas Intercollegiate as he sits three shots back of tournament leader Santiago Quintero of St. Edward's (5-under 135).
Freshman Derek Rucki opened up the day for A&M-Commerce firing a 1-over 71, setting a new career-low. He followed that up with a 4-over 74 and sits tied for 52nd with a 5-over 145. He leads teammate Marcus Sanna, the reigning Lone Star Conference Golfer of the Week, by one shot after Sanna posted a 6-over 146. Freshman Brett Bradshaw (13-over 153) and sophomore John Moug (19-over 159) round out the A&M-Commerce scorecard.
The Lions head into Tuesday's final round with a chance to make a charge up the standings, trailing both host Dallas Baptist and Southeastern Oklahoma State (19-over 579) by three strokes, and sit nine shots back of both Incarnate Word and St. Mary's (13-over 573), who are tied for 11th overall.
Texas Wesleyan holds on to the top spot among the team leaders, compiling a 7-under 553 through the opening two rounds, including an 11-under 269 in round one, and leads Lubbock Christian (5-under 555) by two strokes heading into Tuesday's final round. Abilene Christian (2-under 558) is third with St. Edward's and Central Oklahoma (1-under 559) tied for fourth, one shot ahead of sixth-place Oklahoma Christian (even-par 560).
A&M-Commerce looks to make its charge over the final 18 holes, teeing off at 8:30 a.m. The Lions will be paired with host Dallas Baptist and Southeastern Oklahoma State, beginning on the back nine holes. Full results will be posted as they become available at LionAthletics.com.
2012 Dallas Baptist Classic Results - Round Two
|T-8th||Patrick Russo||72-66=138 (-2)|
|T-52nd||Derek Rucki||71-74=145 (+5)|
|T-59th||Marcus Sanna||72-74=146 (+6)|
|T-88th||Brett Bradshaw||78-75=153 (+13)|
|96th||John Moug||79-80=159 (+19)|