SPRINGFIELD, La. - Mississippi State fired rounds of 298 and 306 on the opening day of the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate and finds themselves in second place heading in to Tuesday's final round just four shots off the pace set by host-Southeastern Louisiana.
Bulldog freshman Matt Fast posted MSU low-round of the day in the morning round with a 1-over par 73, while following it up with a second-round 77. The Hattiesburg, Miss. native is currently tied for sixth and just five shots off the individual leader, Julian Colmenares of Jacksonville State at 1-over par thru 36 holes. Three MSU individuals finished the first two rounds in the top-20 of the 58-man field. Junior Josh Oller recorded rounds of 75 and 76 and stands in 12th-place. Freshmen Carlos Sainz, Jr. and Noah Goldman stand tied for 14th and 20th respectively. Sainz, Jr. fired an opening round 77 and a second-round 75. Goldman opened with a 75 and carded an afternoon score of 78.
Only seven rounds of par or better were turned in at the par-72, 6,725-yard Oak Course of Carter Plantation on Monday.
Jacksonville State is two shots back of MState in third place, while South Alabama and Southern Mississippi round out the top-five team positions on the leaderboard.
Tuesday's final round will get underway at 7:30 a.m.