MSU Golf at the LSC Championships: Day 2

Whittley Sisters Lead MSU Women

Midwestern State posted a consecutive 303 team score for the second round of the Lone Star Conference Women's Golf Championship, but the Mustangs slipped to fourth entering the championship round.
The Mustangs sit at 606, but saw Northeastern State turn in a 300 team score to move a stroke ahead of MSU in third at 605. Tarleton State leads the team competition at 574, while Incarnate Word holds a 594 in second at its home course at The Republic Golf Course.
The Mustangs Kendra Whittley, who was third after the first round, slipped a bit on the par-71, 5,867 yard track. The Wall sophomore carded a seven-over 78 on Tuesday, to drop to a 10th place tie at 148. Senior Kyla Whittley, big sister of Kendra, stepped up for a second day, posting another four-over 75 to sit in a 12th place tie at eight-over 150. Sophomore Lindsay Burkhart of Grapevine is in 20th at 11-over 153.
MSU's Taylor Klutts rebounded with a 75 on Tuesday for a 158, with Lauren Romines posting a two-day total of 162.
Individually, Tarleton State's Carla Cooper leads the way at two-under-par 140, with UIW's Jessica Cornish and TSU's Sharon Lau tied for second at even-par 142.
The final round of the tournament is Wednesday, with the Mustangs first group teeing off at 8:50 a.m.

MSU Men 9th in Tightly-Packed Field

The Midwestern State Mustangs improved their play in the second round of the Lone Star Conference Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday, but slipped two spots to stand ninth with one round to play.
The Mustangs posted a 303 in the second round to total 611. But improvement among all the teams at Randolph Air Force Base's Randolph Oaks Golf Course forced MSU back in the pack, two strokes behind East Central in eighth at 309 and Northeastern State in seventh at 604.
Sophomore Raine Copeland led the way for MSU, firing a four-over 76 on the par-72, 7,172 yard course. He's the only Mustang in the top 20, sitting in a 19th place tie at 151. Jeremy LeGuen shot the day's best with a three-over 75 to total 153, tied with Trevor Arianna who added a 79 on Tuesday.
Brett Perry and Sam Smith each carded 76 for the Mustangs, with Perry sitting at 157 and Smith at 162.
The team race became exciting, as first round leader Central Oklahoma maintained its lead, but Abilene Christian and Cameron made a run at the top. UCO sits at 580, with ACU two strokes back at 582 and Cameron seven away in third at 587.
Individually, Northeastern State's Casey Nelson fired a two-under-par 70 for a two round total of six-under 138. That's one stroke better than West Texas A&M's Ben Hargis and UCO's Colby Schrum who are at five-under 139. Texas A&M-Commerce's Aaron Cockerill is fourth at two-under 142 with ACU's Alex Carpenter in fifth at one-under 143.
The final round of the championship is Wednesday, with the Mustangs starting at 8:40 in the morning.