BURLINGTON, IOWA - R.J. Keur fired one of nine individual rounds in the 60s on day two of the Golfweek Conference Challenge to lead Charleston Southern. Overall, the Buccaneers shot 302, 16-over par for the day to fall to 10th place among the field.
Keur birdied holes 1, 8, 10, and 16, to pace the Buccaneers as the junior jumped nine spots into a four-way tie for eighth place with his 3-under 69 heading into the tournament's final round. The Charleston, S.C. native (3-under) sits three strokes behind Kansas' Daniel Sutton (6-under) for the individual title.
Overall, CSU fell four spots to 10th overall on the team leaderboard following the second round. The Bucs (+16) are two strokes back of tournament host Iowa heading into Sunday's final round.
Art Griffin was second among the Bucs on the afternoon carding a 1-over par 73 on the course. Griffin birdied holes eight and 14, but a bogey on the first hole and a double on hole 10 left him tied for 38th in the field.
Austin James tumbled to a tie for 30th in the field following a tough day on the course. James led the Bucs with five birdies on the day but matched that with four bogeys, two doubles and a triple on the ninth hole to card a 6-over, 78.
Third round play starts Sunday at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at Spirit Hollow Golf Course. The Bucs will be teeing up on holes 14 thru 18 and will play alongside Missouri-Kansas City and Idaho on the final day.