Laudermilk four strokes out of nationals

FLC golfer follows his first-day 76 with a 74 in Arizona

After two days of competition, Fort Lewis College’s Charlie Laudermilk is tied for 42nd in the NCAA Division II Central/West SuperRegional Tournament but is just four strokes out of national qualifying position.

Laudermilk shot a 74 on the Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz., Tuedsay, improving on his 76 from Monday. With a total score of 150, he’s sitting at 6-over-par on the 72-par course.

Jim Knous of Colorado School of Mines is first with a 136, Kyle Souza of Chico State is second with a 137, and Eric Frazzetta is third with a 138.

Chico State leads the team standings at 9-under par, Colorado Mines is second at 5-under, Grand Canyon is third at 3-under, California State–Stanislaus is fourth at 1-over, and Western Washington is fifth at 3-over.

Of the individuals who qualified independent of their team, Jon Scolar of BYU–Hawaii leads in seventh place with a 141, Troy Davis of Notre Dame De Namur is next with a 146, and Garrett Howard of California State–San Bernardino is just ahead of Laudermilk at 149.

The top five teams and the top two athletes not with a team from each regional tournament will advance to the finals May 15-19 at The Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky.