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Embry-Riddle’s Andrews stays alive at NAIA Nationals

College Men's Golf

Embry-Riddle golf's Matt Andrews tees off on the 10th hole during the ERAU Spring Invite at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott on March 7, 2016. Andrews moved up to 54th place, after a strong second round, at the NAIA National Championships Wednesday in Illinois. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

Embry-Riddle golf's Matt Andrews tees off on the 10th hole during the ERAU Spring Invite at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott on March 7, 2016. Andrews moved up to 54th place, after a strong second round, at the NAIA National Championships Wednesday in Illinois. (Les Stukenberg/Courier, file)

SILVIS, Illinois — Embry-Riddle senior Matt Andrews sat in a tie for 54th place out of 156 golfers after the second round of the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships Wednesday night at TPC Deere Run.

Nevertheless, he made the third-round cut.

In Tuesday’s first round, Andrews fired a 76 (+5) on the 7,066-yard, par-71 course. But he would rally in the second round, climbing 36 spots on the leaderboard by tallying an even-par 71.

Andrews qualified for the third round today, May 17, with a total score of 147. On Wednesday, Andrews birdied hole Nos. 1, 9, 13 and 17, which helped him gain ground. He’ll look to continue playing favorably this morning in hopes of reaching the final round on Saturday.

UP NEXT

Embry-Riddle’s women’s golf team will take its turn in the postseason when it competes at the NAIA Women’s Golf Championships Wednesday, May 23, through Friday, May 25, at PGA National in Palm Beach, Florida.

Doug Cook is a sports reporter for The Daily Courier. Follow him on Twitter at @dougout_dc. Email him at dcook@prescottaz.com or call 928-445-3333, ext. 2039.