SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. – Mississippi State fired a five-over-par 581 after 36 holes of the third annual Cardinal Intercollegiate in Simpsonville, Ky. at the Cardinal Club. State rebounded in the afternoon round with a one-under-par 287 after firing a 294 in the opening round. The Bulldogs find themselves just two shots behind second-place Marquette, who finished the day at three-over-par.
MSU senior Joe Deraney recorded an even-par 72 in the first round, while scoring a one-under-par 71 in the second round. The Statesboro, Ga. product sits alone in seventh. The Maroon and White posted two other rounds under par to go along with Deraney's 71. Senior Daniel Boles rebounded from a morning round of 75 to shoot one-under in the afternoon. He is tied with five other individuals for 21st. Sophomore Josh Oller carded the best round of the day with his two-under-par 70 in the second round. The Brandon, Miss. newcomer is tied for 26th. Tim Satow finished the day with rounds of 74 and 75, while Greg Huxman rounded out the MSU scorecard with a 73 and a 78.
"The most pleasing thing is the way we finished up the second round," said MSU coach Clay Homan. "Daniel (Boles) was six-over at one point and finished strong with some birdies. We finished better than we did in the last tournament."
Louisville leads the tournament at its home course after day one. The host-Cardinals have a 17 stroke advantage going in to the final round. They finished the day at 14-under-par. UL's Charlie Woo registered a 69 and 66 to emerge to the top of the leaderboard. He is two-shots ahead of his teammate Derek Fathauer.
The two-day event will conclude Tuesday with the final round beginning at 8:30 a.m.