Midwestern State golfer Derek Oland brought himself into contention with a blistering 4-under-par 68 in the second round of the 108th Southern Amateur Championship.
The senior-to-be from McKinney, Texas/Boyd moved from a tie for 57th to a tie for 11th with the fourth-best round of the tournament so far, posting a 36-hole total of 1-under 143 on the par 72, 7,155-yard The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., just outside Chattanooga.
Arizona State's Grayson Murray shot an even par 72 on Tuesday, while Texas Longhorn Beau Hossler tallied a 4-under 68 to share the lead at 6-under 138 after two rounds.
Oland opened play with three straight pars before going birdie-bogey on the fourth and fifth hole. Then he followed the bogey with an eagle 3 on the par 5, 565-yard sixth hole and added a birdie on the ninth to make the turn at 3-under for the round and even par for the tournament.
Oland added a birdie on the 13th and 17th holes to get to 5-under before handing a shot back on the 18th to go in with the 68.
Oland's eagle on No. 6 was the fourth at the hole through the first two rounds and one of just 16 so far in the tournament.