FAYETTEVILLE — University of Central Arkansas sophomore Pep Angles posted an 81 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Fayetteville Regional being played at The Blessings Golf Club.
Angles, from Barcelona, Spain, is at 78-81-159 and is tied for 57th place with one round to play. Angles, the Southland Conference Men’s Golfer of the Year, will tee off at 9:10 on the back nine Saturday, playing alongside UMKC’s Viktor Mikaelsson and Alabama State’s Jose Rodriguez. Angles is the first UCA player to compete at an NCAA Regional since Steven Lecuyer in 2011.
Host Arkansas has a one-shot lead on Illinois and a 10-stroke advantage on Texas.
The NCAA Fayetteville Regional is one of six regionals being held across the country that features the best teams and individuals in the nation. There are 14 teams and five individuals competing at The Blessings. The low five teams from each of the six regionals, along with the low individual from each site not on those teams will qualify for the finals, to be played at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga., on May 28-June 2.