Pope Leads Men's Golf at Kepler Intercollegiate

Andy Pope is tied for eighth place after two rounds of the Kepler Intercollegiate.

Andy Pope is tied for eighth place after two rounds of the Kepler Intercollegiate.

April 15, 2006

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DUBLIN, Ohio - Senior Andy Pope fired rounds of 72 (E) and 75 (+3) on Saturday in leading the Xavier University men's golf team into a tie for fourth place after 36 holes of the 2006 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,159-yard Muirfield Village Golf Club. The Musketeers are tied with Ball State at 27-over par (603) after turning in a 302 (+14) in the first round and a 301 (+13) in round two. Indiana leads the 15-team field with a two-round total of 578 (+2).

Pope's day one total of 3-over par (147) puts him in a tie for eighth place with two others on the individual leaderboard. John Streibich carded two rounds of 74 (+2) for a two-round total of 148 (+4). Andy Connell is at 8-over par (152) after he fired a 75 (+3) in the morning and a 77 (+5) in the afternoon.

Jason Kokrak recorded a season-high 81 (+9) in round one, but trimmed his score by six strokes in round two with a 75 (+3) for a total of 156 (+14). Freshman Kyle Hodges rounded out the XU lineup with a 23-over par 167 after rounds of 85 (+13) and 82 (+10).

The Musketeers will return to the course on Sunday, April 16, for the final round of the 36th Annual Kepler Intercollegiate. Xavier will tee off at 9:20 a.m. and will be paired with Ball State and Illinois.

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