University of Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles fired his second consecutive 4-under 68 on Tuesday and continues atop the leaderboard at the 51st annual Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship being played at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club at McKinney, Texas.
Angles, from Barcelona, Spain, and the reigning SLC Player of the Year, got to 5-under through 11 holes Tuesday before a bogey at No. 14. He holds a two-stroke lead over Sam Houston State’s Zach Cabra, who had back-to-back 69s on the Pete Dy Signature Course.
SHSU leads the field at 582, followed by Stephen F. Austin (592), Southeastern Louisiana (594), UCA (596), McNeese State (598), Lamar (604), Houston Baptist (610), Abilene Christian (612), Oral Roberts (623), Incarnate Word (624), Nicholls State (634) and New Orleans (638).
Angles and the Bears both finished second at the 2013 championship, also played at Stonebridge Ranch.
UCA sophomore James Newton shot 74-76-150 and is tied for 15th place individually. Senior Richard Farmer shot 76-75-151 and is tied for 20th, while freshman James Steven shot 78-82-160 and is tied for 44th. Freshman Ryan Shuttleworth is tied for 57th after shooting 85-81-166.
The final round of the tournament is set for Wednesday morning.
Deadline nears for Greenbrier scramble
Wednesday is the final day to sign up for the Greenbrier Scramble for Students golf tournament, which will be Saturday at Persimmon Ridge Country Club.
This is a major fundraiser for the Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce project to award to $1,000 scholarships each year to seniors at Greenbrier High School.
Entry fee is $120 per team (non-refundable) and includes lunch. Tee times are at 8 a.m.
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Spanish player signs with UCA tennis
Amanda Alvarez-Bargueno Gomez, a native of Madrid, Spain, has signed to play tennis at the University of Central Arkansas.
Gomez, who has a career record of 403-192 losses, currently holds a Spanish Women’s Open ranking of 127, which is a career high. She has collected 41 individual tournament titles and 30 runner-up finishes and was named team champion of the Madrid U-16 Regional.
“She is a very experienced and proven player coming from a strong tennis circuit in Spain said Jeff Borengasser, UCA tennis coach. “She is very physically fit and a talented ball-striker from both sides of the court.”