Bucs Tied Second at General Hackler after Play Suspended
Bucs Tied Second at General Hackler after Play Suspended
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Algot Kleen tied for first through 26 holes

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (March 13, 2022) – The first day of the 2022 General Hackler Championship began with a 2-hour, 20-minute delay due to cold weather and frost on the course. Despite the delay, the Bucs came out of the opening day red hot, sitting second on the team leaderboard midway through the second round. The second round was suspended due to darkness.

Freshman golfer and Sweden native Algot Kleen (Fiskebackskil, Sweden) is currently tied for first overall at 7-under-par after carding an opening round 68 (-4), followed by posting a 3-under-par thru eight holes in the second round before play was suspended. Kleen began his first round with a birdie on the par-4 1st hole, adding to the strong start with an eagle five holes later to jump to 3-under-par. However, the Sweden native bogeyed two of the final three holes on the front nine, falling to 1-under-par (35) at the turn. Kleen caught fire on the back nine with four birdies in the first seven holes, sitting at 5-under-par with two holes remaining. The freshman golfer dropped on final shot in the opening round, finishing with a 68 (-4), just one shot off tying his career-low of 67 (-5). Kleen ended the day with three birdies in the first eight holes to sit atop the leaderboard with 10 holes to play.

Both Archie Davies (Carlisle, England) and Mats Ege (Kristiansand, Norway) are tied at 22nd with a tournament score of 1-over-par. Davies had the better of the two opening rounds with a 1-under-par (71) thanks to four birdies and three bogeys. The Welsh golfer started off slow with two bogeys in the first three holes but rebounded to shoot 3-under-par in the final 15 holes. Davies is currently 2-over-par in the second round. Ege finished his opening 18 holes with three birdies and four bogeys to finish 1-over-par (73). However, his second round has been flawless with seven consecutive pars to start.

The fourth-best placement belongs to Remi Chartier (Montreal, Canada), sitting at T-41 with a tournament score of 3-over-par. Chartier birdied the fourth hole but then went on to drop five strokes in the final 13 holes in the opening round for a 4-over-par (76). Chartier had a much stronger start in the second round with three birdies and two bogeys in the first seven holes, jumping to 3-over-par for the tournament.

Auburn currently leads the field at 11-under-par, followed by South Carolina and ETSU at 6-under-par.

Auburn’s J.M. Butler is tied atop the leaderboard with Kleen at 7-under-par, followed by Oklahoma State’s Aman Gupta at 6-under-par.

The second round will resume with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. and then will roll immediately into the third and final round.

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