April 4, 2016
WEST POINT, Miss. - Louisiana Tech senior Victor Lange led the Bulldogs with a four-stroke improvement between Monday's back-to-back rounds and finished the day at 2-over-par overall as the first day of action concluded late Monday at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.
Lange, a senior from South Africa, is tied for 19th on the individual leaderboard after marking a four-shot improvement between Monday's first and second rounds. South Alabama's Peter Staalbo sits atop the individual leaderboard at 5-under-par. Lange enters Tuesday's final round only three strokes out of a top-five finish.
Overall the Bulldogs are 11th at 20-over-par in a competitive tournament where eight teams are separated by only five strokes. LA Tech is only two five strokes behind sixth-place South Alabama. McNeese State is atop the team leaderboard at 4-under-par with Ole Miss in a close second at 3-under-par.
Lange's second round score was the highlight of the day as four out of the five Bulldogs in West Point improved their scores between rounds.
Ben Robinson marked a three-stroke improvement between rounds and finished the day at 5-over-par and tied for 35th while Chuck Spears recorded a two-stroke betterment, finishing the day tied for 42nd at 6-over-par.
Louisiana Tech is expected to be paired with Cincinnati, Southeastern Louisiana and UL-Lafayette when the tournament begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, but those are unofficial pairings.
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