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HERSHEY, Pa. - seventh-ranked Columbus State shot a team score of 303 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday at the Hershey Country Club East Course in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The Cougars are currently in ninth place with a two-round score of 600 just three shots behind Central Oklahoma for the eighth spot. After the third round, the top-eight schools will advance to match play competition that will begin on Thursday.

Second-ranked Barry increased their team lead to 10 strokes on Tuesday shooting a 288 for a 36-hole total of 572. Top-ranked Nova Southeastern (582), fourth-ranked Florida Southern (587), third-ranked USC Aiken (590) and also fourth-ranked Lynn (591) round out the top-five.

No. 6 Cal State-Monterey Bay (594), No. 12 Cal State-Stanislaus (596) and No. 18 (597) are also in position to make the cut after tomorrow.

Jesse Gibson and Robert Mize both shot four-over pars 75s on Tuesday to lead Columbus State. Opening play on the back nine, Gibson parred eight of the nine holes before back-to-back bogeys on holes one and two pushed his score to four-over on the day. He picked up his lone birdie of his round on the par-five sixth but fell back to +4 after a bogey on the seventh hole. The redshirt-sophomore is 10-over par (152) for the tournament and is tied for 47th place.

After shooting an even-par yesterday, Mize made the turn just one-over par on Tuesday but struggled over the next four holes bogeying three of the four. Identical to Gibson, Mize birdie the par-five sixth but bogeyed the seventh. He finished his round with two straight pars to shoot a four-over par 75. For the event, he is now four-over par (146) and tied for 15th.

Bryan Lichimo posted Columbus State's drop score in round one but improved by two strokes on Tuesday shooting a five-over par 76. Lichimo's day started very rocky as he was seven-over par on the back nine. He double-bogeyed two holes while also bogeying holes 14, 17 and 18. However, the redshirt-sophomore responded for the Cougars going two-under par over his final nine holes. He birdied holes two and five while parring the other seven holes for his 76. Lichimo is currently tied for 75th place with a 12-over par 154 score.

The final team scorer for Columbus State was Yannick Gumowski with a six-over par 77. Starting on the back nine similar to his teammates, Gumowski went into the red numbers birding hole 12. However, over the next four holes he went bogey, double-bogey, par and bogey to drop to three-over par. His score went up to five-over par after his second double-bogey of the day on hole two but finished strong on his finial six holes. With his five-over par 76 on Monday, Gumowski is 11-over (153) for the championship and is tied for 59th.

After shooting a two-over 73 in round one, Jack Stumpfig had CSU's drop score on Tuesday posting a seven-over 78. In his round, Stumpfig had two double-bogeys, four bogeys and picked up his lone birdie on hole two. For the tournament, Stumpfig is in 39th place with a nine-over par 151.

The Cougars will tee off Wednesday afternoon at 12:50 ET and are paired up with Central Oklahoma and Cal State-Stanislaus.

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