A&M looks to finish strong through two rounds in Cabo

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SAN JOSE del CABO, Mexico – The No. 19 Texas A&M men's golf team sits in tenth after two rounds of play at the Cabo Collegiate at the Querencia Golf Club. The Aggies are shooting 23-over 591 heading into the final day in Mexico.

"We had a really poor showing today. The things that we emphasize, that are important to us to be successful, keeping the ball in play off the tee, we're a great putting team, and finishing strong, we just aren't doing," said head coach J.T. Higgins. "We had handled everything well so far but these things are catching up to us. I think that this course is pretty visual and intimidating off the tee, I think we are playing scared a little bit. We are guiding shots and trying to steer the ball around the golf course and that's just not a recipe for success. This is a wonderful golf tournament in a beautiful place, but we aren't playing very good golf so we need to get after it tomorrow and show everybody that we can play on this golf course."

Freshman Sam Bennett and junior Dan Erickson both improved, moving up the leaderboard in round two. Bennett is the individual leader for the Aggies shooting 2-over to tie him for 30th, while Erickson is tied for 38th shooting 5-over. A&M saw senior Chandler Phillips get disqualified as an individual in round two, but he will play the final round and his score can still count toward the team score.

The Aggies will return to action Tuesday, March 5, for the final round of the Cabo Collegiate. Play will begin at 9 a.m. CT. Follow along here for results.