Pavan Leads Aggie Linksters

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Sophomore Andrea Pavan fired a three-under-par 69 in Saturday's second round to lead Texas A&M into 10th place at the PING/Golfweek Preview at Purdue's Kampen Golf Course.

The final round is Sunday. The Kampen Course is the site of the NCAA
Championship in Late May.

The Aggies opened with a round of 303 in Saturday morning's opening round, then bounced back for a 292 in the afternoon for a 595 total.

Oklahoma State leads at 573, followed by Charlotte (576), Southern
California (586), Minnesota (586), Arizona State (588), UNLV (589), Alabama (591), Lamar (593), Florida (594), A&M (595), Florida State (597), Purdue (598), Georgia State (599), Louisville (604) and Coastal Carolina (624).

Charlotte's Jonas Enander Hedin leads the individual standings with a
four-under total of 69-71=140.

Pavan is tied for 27th at 79-69=148. A&M junior Clay Hodge (76-74=150), senior Bobby Gates (74-76=150) and senior Martin Piller are tied for 40th, while freshman Conrad Shindler is tied for 61st (83-73=156).

"We got off to another horrible start but I was proud of how the guys
battled back to keep us in it," A&M Coach J.T. Higgins said. "But if we want to win tournaments, we have to step up to the first tee ready to play and not keep digging ourselves a hole. With a good round tomorrow, we have a chance to beat some great teams."