KONA, Hawaii – The Amer Ari Invitational's defending individual champion, Fredrik Nilehn, carded two eagles on moving day at the Waikoloa Kings Course, in Kona, Hawaii, on Friday.
Nilehn, one of four Red Raiders to go under par in round two, fired two eagles and two birdies on his way to a 5-under 67. He shot up the leaderboard into a tie for 19th, at -4. Nilehn's eagles came within minutes of each other—a 3 on the par-5 14th, and another 3 on the par-5 18th.
Nilehn's round helped boost the No. 14 Red Raiders to a round-two score of 275 (-13), which was tied for the second-best team round of the day. Tech is now -20 for the tournament, and tied for second place with No. 3 Georgia Tech.
Heading into the final round, the Red Raiders are eight shots back of No. 2 Oklahoma State (-28), but leading No. 19 USC, No. 16 Texas, No. 8 Auburn and No. 10 Stanford, among others.
Adam Blomme fired his second-straight 68, and once again did so with five birdies and only one bogey. His impressive Red Raider spring debut has him in a tie for third place at 8-under with just one round to go.
Hurly Long carded five birdies on his way to a 2-under 70, which moves him into a tie for 23rd place, at -3, and Sandy Scott scored a 70 as well, putting him into a tie for 32nd place (-2).
Wes Artac (+1) is tied for 55th to round out the team scores. Individually, Ivan Ramirez (+4) is tied for 78th after an even-par 72, and Kyle Hogan (+6) is tied for 90th.
Tech will begin the final round at 11:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, paired with Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, and USC, starting on the first hole. Golfstat will provide live scoring.
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