Lile Jumps to 40th After Second Round of NCAA
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – After receiving a four-stroke penalty during Thursday’s first round, University of Arkansas golfer Craig Lile jumped 37 places into a tie in 40th after shooting a second round 73 at the NCAA Central Regional at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Okla., Friday afternoon. Lile’s two-day total of 149 is five-over par leaving him nine strokes off of the lead.
Oklahoma’s Martin Flores took over the lead in the tournament with a second-round 70 and starts the day at four-under par. Right behind Flores are Sean Howell of Kent State, John Klauk of Texas and Jon Mills of Kent State at three-under par.
College of Charleston leads the team competition with a 287, two-over par. Oklahoma sits in second at eight-over par with Kent State in third at nine-over par.
Lile turned in a first round 76 on Thursday with a four-stroke penalty for having an extra club in his bag.
Lile, playing in his third NCAA Championship and second as an individual, is one of five individuals and 27 teams vying for a chance to play at the NCAA Championships, May 30-June 2 at the Duke University Golf Course in Durham, N.C. To advance to the NCAA Championships, Lile must be one of the top two individuals that are not on one of the top 10 teams that will advance to the championships.
The final round of the NCAA Central Regional will be played on Saturday.
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