Men's Golf 20th Entering Final Round at Desert Intercollegiate

Palm Desert, Calif. – Western Carolina climbed one spot in the team standings on Saturday as four of the Catamount scoring five each improved upon their opening round scores. WCU is led by freshman Louis Theys in a tie for 52nd overall, shooting one-stroke better in the second round with a 3-over par 75 and a two-round score of 151.

Paired with golfers from Southern Utah and two groups of five individuals, WCU tees off on hole No. 10 beginning at 8:40 am PT / 11:40 am ET. Live scoring is available online at

Sophomore Zach Caudill and senior George Whitbread made the most improvement in day two was Caudill was five strokes better with a second-round 4-over par 76 after shooting 81 on Friday while Whitbread chopped 11 strokes off his score on Saturday, matching for the team’s best second round score of 3-over par 75 after shooting 86 in the first round of the spring. Caudill sits in a tie for 92nd overall while Whitbread is tied for 107th in the individual field.

Rounding out WCU’s scoring five are freshmen Tumi Kúld in a tie for 114th with consecutive rounds of 82 (164) while sophomore Michael Coe is in 120th overall at 171 (86-85).

No. 18 Texas Tech (290-282 = 572) holds a two-stroke lead over second-place Boise State (293-281 = 574), which jumped two spots in the pecking order on Saturday. TCU (291-284 = 575) sits third followed by a two-way tie between No. 47 Colorado State (290-298 = 588) and No. 39 Kansas (297-291 = 588).

Skylar Eubank of Boise State leads the 120-golfer field by three strokes over a three-way tie for the runner-up spot. Eubank posted consecutive rounds of 4-under par 68 for a two-day score of 136.

The final round tees off at 7:00 am PT / 10:00 am ET on both the front and back nine.


20 – Western Carolina 325-308 = 633

T52 – Louis Theys – 76-75 = 151

T92 – Zach Caudill – 81-76 = 157

T107 – George Whitbread – 86-75 = 161

T114 – Tumi Kúld – 82-82 = 164

120 – Michael Coe – 86-85 = 171

T112 – Chandler Metz (I) – 80-85 = 165