BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Fueled by strong second rounds, UNCW's Payne McLeod and Thomas Bass moved into ties for eight and 10th overall,
respectively, after two rounds at the LSU National Invitational on Saturday at
the University Club.
Seahawks rallied from a sluggish start to move into sole possession of eighth
place, four strokes up on 27th-ranked Chattanooga.
Iowa leads the 12-team field by a
stroke over second-place LSU.
Minnesota's Erik Van Rooyen (69-69=138) also holds a one-stroke
lead on Iowa's
Ian Vandersee (69-70=139).
combined to card a 295 in the second round, shaving 10 strokes off its opening
total of 305. Leading the charge was Bass (77-67=144) who finished five-under
for the round with a total of 67. McLeod (73-70=143) was close behind Bass with
a two-under 70 in the second round.