The Ragin' Cajuns golf team rebounded nicely in round two of the 2011 Club Glove Sun Belt Championships on Tuesday, moving up into sole position of fifth place.

Winds gusting upwards near 25 miles per hour caused many of round two scores to climb including team leader Denver.

But UL weathered the elements and posted the second lowest team score of the day, 289, on the Fight Joe Course at the Shoals in Muscle Shoals, Ala. after shooting 299 on a windy Monday.

"The guys played solid golf today," said UL head coach Theo Sliman. "They took the momentum from yesterday and had some good things going today. They are playing hungry. Now it's time to put it all together for a good final showing."

Arkansas State sits just four shots ahead of the Cajuns at 8-over (584) while North Texas and La.-Monroe are tied for second with 36-hole tally of 1-over (577).

Tuesday's push was lead by junior Philipp Fendt and freshman Chris Weninger. Both went under par in the second round with each carding a score of 70 (-2).

The low round moved Fendt into a tie for eighth place overall at 1-under (143) after starting the day in 11th. Weninger made the biggest jump on the day, moving up 15 spots into a tie for 14th position and sits at 2-over (146). North Texas' Carlos Ortiz leads all golfers at 7-under (137).

Fendt started off hot with birdies on holes no. 1 and 2. After a bogey on no. 6, Fendt countered with an impressive eagle on the 537 yard no. 7. After a bogey on 10, Fendt played even par thru the final eight holes.

Weninger had three birdies and one bogey on the day, with two of his birdies coming in the final five holes.

Senior Thomas Petts was consistent once again, shooting 74 to sit a 4-over for the tournament in a tie for 17th place. After a shaky start on the front nine, Petts played out the back nine at one-under par.

Andrew Noto and Ethan Savoy also had productive days and posted lower scores than on Monday. Noto shot 75 to sit just inside the top-30 and Savoy is two strokes back after shooting 76.

Weather permitting, Wednesday's final round will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT. Teams will start from the No. 1 and 10 holes on Wednesday.

Live scoring is available here.


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