SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. –Day two of the NCAA Championships saw men’s golf Ole Miss bounce back in spectacular fashion at Grayhawk Golf Club on Saturday, with the Rebels finishing the second round with a team score of 287(+7) on the day.

With a team total of 584 (+24) over two days, the Rebels now sit in a very congested midfield in which the teams in sixth place (Arkansas – 580) and 19th place (Wake Forest – 588 ) are separated by just eight total strokes, making tomorrow’s cut day even more high-pressure.

After the third round of stroke play on Sunday, the field will be cut to the top 15 teams and the top nine individuals who are not part of the advancing teams to participate in the fourth and final round of stroke play on Monday.

“The hardest thing with days like today, or more specifically the morning wave versus the afternoon wave, is that the wind picks up and the course plays much harder after noon. You can see it by the scores,” the head coach said. Chris Malloy.

“For Suber to go out there and shoot 65 really gave us that shot in the arm that we needed,” Malloy said. “Again, like I said to the guys, if we can just go back and clean up some stupid mistakes on some of these big numbers, then we’ll be fine and we’ll keep sailing all the way. The name of the game is to improve as the week progresses and stay on course.”

senior rebel Jackson Suber was a man on a mission in his second round of play at Grayhawk, with Suber totaling seven birdies throughout his round to finish with a tournament-best 65 (-5) round. Suber now heads into day three tied for fourth individually, just two strokes behind individual leader Cole Sherwood of Vanderbilt.

Suber started his day with a bang, birding six of his first 10 holes to start his round of six under par. He would go on to connect on another birdie on No. 15 alongside a pair of bogeys to register a 65, tying Oklahoma State’s Aman Gupta for the weekend’s best 18-hole round so far. . Suber currently ranks second in the field in total birdies (9) and par-4 scoring (-1) this weekend.

“I had a good day today and that’s because I kept the same game plan as yesterday and it worked out a bit better for me today,” Suber said. “No need to change anything or reinvent the wheel, I just have to keep believing. Some holes will be there, some won’t. Everything will work out eventually.”

Sarut Vongchaisit finished his second round just slightly above par with a 71(+1), moving the Bangkok, Thailand native to a tie for 32nd. Evan Brown sits a little lower on the board for the Rebels, with his 150 (+10) two-day score having the graduate transfer now tied for 85th.

Jack Gnam and Kye meeks ended the day for the Rebels with Meeks carding a 75(+5) and Gnam shooting a 76(+6) to complete the Ole Miss lineup. Gnam now sits 12 over par this week and tied for 109th, while Meeks is tied for 121st at 13 over in two rounds at Scottsdale.

1 overall Oklahoma currently leads the team standings with the Sooners sitting two strokes over par (562) as a team on the week after a 275 (-5) round on Saturday. Sunday’s third-round cut line is currently positioned 25 over par on the week, with the Rebels currently one stroke from the danger zone.

Ole Miss is now looking to move past Sunday’s third round and into the final round of stroke play, as the Rebels begin day three at 9:27 a.m. CT.

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THE REBELS
T4. Jackson Suber: 74-65–139 (-1)
T32. Sarut Vongchaisit: 74-74–145 (+5)
T85. Evan Brown: 73-77–150 (+10)
T109. Jack Gnam: 76-76–152 (+12)
T121. Kye meeks: 78-75–153 (+13)

TEAM RANKING
1. Oklahoma: 287-275–562 (+2)
2. Vanderbilt: 282-282–564 (+4)
3. Oklahoma State: 289-277–566 (+6)
4. North Carolina: 288-281–569 (+9)
5. Pepperdine: 294-282–576 (+16)
6. Arkansas: 293-286–580 (+20)
7. Auburn: 285-296–581 (+21)
T8. Arizona State: 290-292–582 (+22)
T8. Texas: 291-291–582 (+22)
T10. Kansas: 286-297–583 (+23)
T10. Georgia: 291-292–583 (+23)

T12. Olé Miss: 297-287–584 (+24)
T12. Texas Tech: 297-287–584 (+24)
T14. Stanford: 295-290–585 (+25)
T14. Oregon: 285-300–585 (+25)
T14. Florida: 300-285–585 (+25)
T17. Texas A&M: 300-287–587 (+27)
T17. Georgia Tech: 298-289–587 (+27)
19. Wake Forest: 303-285–588 (+28)
20. State of Florida: 291-300–591 (+31)
21.Arizona: 286-306-592 (+32)
22. Freedom: 290-303–593 (+33)
23. BYU: 295-302–597 (+37)
T24. Ohio State: 300-300–600 (+40)
T24. South Georgia: 295-305–600 (+40)
26. North Florida: 306-298–604 (+44)
27. East Tennessee State: 297-308–605 (+45)
28.USF: 303-304-607 (+47)
29.Utah: 297-311–608 (+48)
30. College of Charleston: 305-313–618 (+58)