April 28, 2014
INNISBROOK, Fla. - - The University of Louisville men's golf team fired a day best 3-under par to move up two spots to fifth place at the American Athletic Conference Championship at the Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Resort.
UCF maintained the lead after two rounds with a one-stroke lead over SMU. The lead shrunk in part due to six UCF bogeys on the final three holes that are known as "The Snake Pit" and are some of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA Tour.
SMU's Bryson Dechambeau fired a 3-under 68 to take the individual lead while UCF teammates Linus Viasanen (3-under 139), Greg Eason (1-over 143) and Ricardo Gouveia (1-over 143) are each ranked in the top-10. Viasanen is second while Eason and Gouveia are tied for sixth.
USF's Chase Koepka shot a 2-under 69 for third place. Houston's Roman Robledo and SMU's Austin Smotherman are tied for fourth at even-par 142. The Cardinals (580) fired 281 on Monday to sit one shot behind fourth-place USF and two shots in back of Houston (578).
"We received outstanding play from our guys today," head coach Mark Crabtree said. "I'm very pleased our players put us back into contention talk for a championship. Tuesday will be a very exciting day on the course."
Max Walz fired a 2-under par 69 to move into a tie for 10th place, with teammate Robert Geibel, who fired a second-round score of 72.
The Cardinals tee off at 8:40 a.m. for Tuesday's third and final round of the American Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship. Follow live scoring here. The Cardinals will be paired with Memphis in the final round.