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CHANDLER, Ariz. — Dixie State finds itself in second place after the second round of play at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championships on Monday at the Ocotillo Resort Golf Club.

The Trailblazers (278-281), who began the day tied for second on the team leaderboard, posted a 3-under par 281 in round two en route to a two-day total of minus-9 559, seven strokes off the pace set by Colorado School of Mines (277-275-552, -16), which carded a combined 9-under 275 on Tuesday. Colorado-Colorado Springs (286-279) is six shots back of DSU in third place at minus-3 565, followed by both Westminster College (278-292) and Colorado Mesa (287-283) in t-fourth at plus-2 570.

Sophomore Spencer Wallace (72-65) carded the low round of the day and tied the low round of the tournament with a bogey-free 6-under 65 on Tuesday. Wallace was 2-under through his opening nine holes, then opened his back nine with four straight birdies to vault 10 spots up the leaderboard to stand alone in sixth place at minus-5 137.

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Meanwhile, senior Nicklaus Britt (66-68) is the clubhouse leader individually at minus-8 134, one shot clear of the Mines’ duo of George Markham (67-68-135, -7) and Nic Beno (67-68-135, -7). Britt rebounded from a bogey on his second hole with four birdies and 12 pars on his way to a 3-under 68 on his second loop.

A trio of Trailblazer golfers each posted 3-over 74s on day two, as sophomore Brock Nielson (69-74) finished the day tied for 13th-overall at plus-1 143, while freshman Noah Schone (71-74) is tied with five others for 19th at plus-3 145, and freshman Triston Gardner (74-74) is tied for 31st at plus-6 148.

Dixie State will play in the final group in Wednesday’s final round, which begins at 8:47 a.m. (MDT).