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Texas A&M in Eighth after 36 Holes at Royal Oaks

October 28, 2013
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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DALLAS – The No. 3 Texas A&M men’s golf team sits in eighth place after 36 holes at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate on Monday.

The Aggies will look to move up the leaderboard at the Royal Oaks Country Club when the tournament resumes play Tuesday morning with the third and final round. Texas A&M will be paired alongside golfers from Oklahoma and UT-Arlington and begin teeing off from hole No. 10 at 8:35 a.m.

Oklahoma State (340-349=689, -21) leads the way at the play-six, count-five event and is trailed consecutively in the top seven by Stanford, New Mexico, Baylor, SMU, Iowa and Oklahoma.

Texas A&M (359-350=709, -1) saw a nine-shot improvement during its afternoon round to sit above UT-Arlington, Ohio State, GRU Augusta and Sam Houston State on the 12-team leaderboard.

Leading the way for the Aggies was sophomore Ben Crancer (72-67=139, -3) who fired a second-round of four-under par to end the day in a tie for 12th place in the 72-player field.

Senior Jade Scott (72-69=141, -1) is the only other Aggie to have carded a 36-hole score of under par and will enter the final round in a tie for 26th.

Junior Greg Yates (72-71=143, +1) holds a share of 37th place while teammate Andrew Lister (72-72=144, +2) is just a shot back in 43rd.

A pair of Aggies ended the day in a tie for 55th as Ty Dunlap (71-75=146) and Johannes Veerman (75-71=146) are each at four-over par.

Kevin Dougherty (63-68=131) of Oklahoma State paces the field individually at 11-under par.

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