Scott Langley's 65 puts gives him the second round lead in Pensacola, Fla.
Feb. 25, 2008
Pensacola, Fla. - Illinois freshman Scott Langley (Manchester, Mo./Parkway South H.S.) holds the lead after 36 of 54 holes at the Argonaut Invitational in Pensacola, Fla. Langley fired a 7-under par 65 after firing an even-par 72 in the first round to sit at -7 137, two strokes in front of Otto Bonning of host West Florida.
Illinois sits second to West Florida as a team in the ten-school field. The host Argonauts stand at 558 (-18) with the Illini (290-282) 14 strokes back at 572 (-4) followed by Illinois State (574), New Orleans (580) and Eastern Kentucky (583).
Another Illini, sophomore Matt Hoffman (72-70) sits in a tie for fourth place individually at -2 (142) while playing unattached. Sophomore Zach Barlow posted one of just eight rounds under with a 3-under par 69 in the second round and sits just another stroke back in a tie for 10th at -1 (143). Senior Mark Ogren (Daphne, Ala.,St. Paul's Episcopal) (74-70) is at even par (144) in a tie for 13th while junior Jon Krick (74-74) is 29th at +4 (148) and freshman Chris DeForest (74-76) is 36th at +6 (150).
Only three other golfers in Illinois history have shot a better round than Langley's 65 on Monday, including DeForest, who parlayed a final round 63 to the tournament title at the D.A. Weibring Invitational in the fall. Langley's 36-hole score of 137 also is tied for eighth-best in school history. Langley is trying to give Illinois an individual title for the second time this season. That would mark the first time that has happened since the Illini won four titles during the 2002-03 campaign.
Teams will play the third and final round Tuesday.