Texas Tech juniors Andy Lopez and Kyle Hogan are in the top-5 on the Inverness Intercollegiate individual leaderboard and the Red Raiders are fourth but only nine strokes back after two rounds on Monday at the Inverness Club.
Tech posted 296-288 – 584 (16-over) in its 36 holes to begin the 54-hole tournament that will wrap up on Tuesday and is currently led by Tennessee at 7-over. Lopez, who is playing this week as an individual and is not counting towards the team total, leads the Red Raiders at 1-under after posting 73-68 – 141 on Monday after making six birdies in his second round of the day. Lopez is currently in second place and one shot back of the leader.
Hogan was 3-under on the back-9 of his final round of the day, including birdies on No. 17 and 18. He completed the 36-hole day at 72-70 – 142 to go into Tuesday's final day at even-par and in a tie for third place. Texas Tech freshman Garrett Martin is also in the top-10 after posting a 74-70 – 144 in his first tournament of his career. Martin was 1-under in his second round on Monday after two birdies and one bogey.
Sophomore Markus Braadlie finds himself in 23rd on the leaderboard with a 74-73 – 147 scorecard, while Sandy Scott shot 77-75 – 152 and will look to move up from a 47th place slot after the first day. Ludvig Aberg shot 76-80 – 156 on Monday and is currently in 61st place.
Auburn's Andrew Kozan leads the tournament at 2-under after shooting 68-72 – 140 to start the tournament. Tennessee, which won last year's Iverness, shot 293-282 – 575 as a team to take the first-day advantage, followed by Notre Dame (579) and Auburn (582).
The tournament will resume and conclude with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday with 18 more holes to play.
The Red Raiders will return from Ohio on Tuesday night with two fall tournaments remaining on their schedule, first at the Big 12 Match Play in Houston from Oct. 11-13 and then the Tavistock Collegiate on Oct. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida. Tech began its season with a win at The Carmel Cup at Pebble Beach, including an individual championship from Scott who also competed at the Walker Cup following the season-opening event.