UCA’s Angles moves into tie for 18th

COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Central Arkansas junior Pep Angles shot a 3-under 69 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Columbia Regional and is tied for 18th with one round to play at The Club at Old Hawthorne.

Angles, playing in his second consecutive NCAA Regional, is at even-par 144 after a 3-over 75 in Thursday’s first round.

The junior from Barcelona, Spain, started on the back nine Friday and bogeyed No. 10 before reeling off four birdies on Nos. 13, 16, 17 and 18. He added his fourth straight birdie on No. 1 to get to 4-under through 10 holes. Angles, the two-time Southland Conference Player of the Year, played the final eight holes in 1-over to finish at 3-under on the day.

Missouri’s Hunter Kraus shot 3-under Friday and leads the field with a 7-under 137. Oklahoma State and Arkansas at tied for the team lead at -17, followed by Missouri at -15.

The final round is set for Saturday morning.