Trey Reed, NCAA/Midwestern State Athletics
DSU senior Dalton Stanger carded a 2-over 73 on Tuesday during the second round of the 2018 NCAA Division II Men's Golf West/South Central Championships in Amarillo, Texas.

Dixie State fell seven spots into a two-way tie for 16th place during Tuesday’s second round of play at the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf West/South Central Regional Golf Championships at the La Paloma Golf Club.

DSU (297-299) fired a 15-over-par 299 on day two to finish tied with fellow Pacific West Conference member Dominican (301-295) at plus-28 596. PacWest member California Baptist (292-278) vaulted from tied for fourth place into the clubhouse lead after 36 holes at plus-2 570, one stroke ahead of second-place St. Mary’s (TX) (286-285—571, +3) and seven shots clear of both Chico State (292-285—577, +9) and Colorado Christian (291-286—577, +9).

Senior Dalton Stanger (74-73) posted the low round of the day for the Trailblazers on Tuesday as he birdied four holes on his way to a 2-over 73 to stand in a six-way tie for 34th at plus-5 147, while freshman Landon Anderson (74-75) posted a 3-over 75 on his second loop to pull into a tie for 47th at plus-7 149. Senior Nicklaus Britt (75-76) and freshman Spencer Wallace (76-75) are among seven players tied for 69th place at plus-9 151, and sophomore Jayce Frampton (74-79) is tied for 80th at plus-11 153.

DSU looks to make one last push up the leaderboard in Wednesday’s final round, which begins at 7:30 a.m. CT. The top-five teams and two best individuals will advance to the 2018 NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships, which will be held May 21-25, at the Robert Trent Jones-designed Shoals Golf Club (Fighting Joe Golf Course) in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Steve Johnson is the Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Collegiate Licensing at Dixie State University. For more DSU Athletics news, please visit www.dixiestateathletics.com and follow Dixie State on Twitter at @DixieAthletics.