The SMU Mustangs have been well represented the past two days by the men’s golf team at the USD Callaway Invitational. The final round is scheduled for Tuesday, but the end results will not be immediately available.
Sophomores Matt Schovee, James Kwon and Max Buckley, junior Kelly Kraft and senior Ben Tewes are the five players that traveled to San Diego, Calif for the invitational. SMU is currently in first place by six strokes after a sensational second round.
SMU Sophomore Marc Sambol is also competing in the invitational, but he is playing unattached. Sambol currently holds 39th place after the second round.
Individually, Schovee stands in first place, but he is just one stroke better than second. Kwon is the other Mustang in the top 10, currently in ninth place.
Kraft is tied for 14th, Buckley is tied for 35th and Tewes is tied for 51st. A total of 71 golfers from 12 schools are participating in the invitational. SMU was in third place at the end of the first day. Then they claimed the lead on the second day of the tournament.
The host school, the University of San Diego, is tied with Fresno State in second place right on the heels of the Mustangs. The University of California-Irvine is in fourth place, 16 shots behind the Mustangs.
Next, the team will travel to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the John A. Burns Intercollegiate on Feb. 17 and 18. Teams such as the University of California-Berkley, the University of Arkansas and the University of Hawaii will be participating in the competition.