The University of Nevada men's golf team climbed into a tie for fourth place after the second round of the 2009 Western Athletic Conference Championship, being held Monday-Wednesday, April 27-29 at the par 72, 7,332-yard Rio Secco Golf Club.
As a team, Nevada carded a 13-over 301 in Tuesday’s second round to move from sixth into a tie for fourth with a two-day total of 20-over 596 (295-301). New Mexico State also shot a 13-over 301 on Tuesday and continues to lead the nine-team tournament at seven-over 583 (282-301). The Aggies hold a four-stroke advantage over second-place Fresno State (587), while Idaho (589) is third, and Nevada and tournament host Utah State are tied for fourth at 596. San Jose State (598), Louisiana Tech (613), Boise State (624) and Hawai’i (633) round out the tournament field.
For the Wolf Pack, sophomore Scott Smith continues to lead the team and is tied for eighth at two-over 146 (70-76). Junior Ryan Hallisey had the best round of the day for Nevada with a one-over 73 Tuesday and is tied for 11th at three-over 147 (74-73), while junior Taylor Coffman stands in a tie for 16th at five-over 149 (75-74). Junior Jared Becher is tied for 27th at 12-over 156 (76-80), and sophomore Chris Plappert shot a six-over 78 on Tuesday after being disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard in the first round.
New Mexico State’s Travis Reid turned in a one-over 73 on Tuesday to move into first place individually with a two-day total of four-under 140 (67-73). He holds a two-stroke lead over Grant Doverspike of Fresno State (67-75=142).
The WAC Championship concludes on Wednesday with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m. Pacific Time. Nevada will tee off starting at 7:50 a.m. in Wednesday’s final round.