April 25, 2006
Conference USA Men's Golf Championship Day Two Results
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WEST POINT, Miss. - The Thundering Herd men's golf team are in tenth place with a team total of 599 (302-297) heading into the final round of the Conference USA Men's Golf Championship at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss. Houston and Memphis are tied for the lead with a two-round score of 565.
Marshall's best finisher after the first two rounds is junior Shawn Warren, who is tied for 36th with a two-day total of 149 after shooting a second-round 73. Other Herd results for Marshall are Matt Scytkowski (South Hadley, Mass.), who has a two-round score of 150 (75-75, T-41), Jonathan Pepe (McKeesport, Pa.), who is in 45th place with a total of 151 (78-73), Nathan Kinker (Barboursville, W.Va.), who has a score of 152 (76-76, T-46), and Trent Schambach (Glen Dale, W.Va.), who heads into the final round with a 153 (75-78, T-49).
Houston and Memphis share the second-round lead at 565 (-11) following day two action of the 2006 Conference USA Men's Golf Championship on the par 72, 7,000-yard course at the Old Waverly Golf Club. The No. 42 Cougars erased a nine-shot deficit after posting the low-team round of the day at 280 to pull even with the Tigers, who shot a one-over, 289 following a first-round total of 276.
Junior Pablo Acuna led a trio of Cougars under par as he fired a six-under, 66 to share low-individual round honors with UCF senior Sonny Nimkhum. The Golden Knight veteran shares the overall lead at 138 (-6) with SMU senior Will Dodson, who registered his second-straight round in red figures with a 68. Dodson shot a 70 in the opening round.
Dodson has the 35th-ranked Mustangs in third place, four shots behind the two leaders at 569 (-7). Nimkhum helped UCF move within six shots of the lead at 571 (-5) as the Golden Knights had the second-best round of the day at 283. 24th-ranked Tulsa also came in under par through two rounds after posting a 287 to sit at 572 (-4) for the tournament.
The final round begins Wednesday at 8 a.m.