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Wildcats' Bouniol in contention after second-round 68 Staff reports Wednesday, May 19, 2010

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — Here comes Cyril. After a so-so first round 76, Abilene Christian golfer Cyril Bouniol ripped across The Sagamore Golf Club in 68 strokes Wednesday for the low round of the day. That boosted him from a tie for 20th place into a tie for second, one shot off the lead at the NCAA Division II national men’s golf tournament. Bouniol has a two-round total of 144, tied with Kyle Souza of Chico State (74-70—144). They trail Ben Lasso of Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., who stands at 73-70—143. The tournament is at its halftime point, with 36 holes to play. Peter Svajlen of ACU’s Lone Star Conference rival Cameron is tied for 10th place at 149. Overall, Cameron is tied for sixth with Queens at 614. Cameron improved 10 shots on its first-round 312.

Florida Southern College took the lead with a second-day 292, standing at 596. Sonoma State moved into a tie for second place with first-day leader Nova Southeastern Univeristy at 604 on the strength of a second-round best score of 291. Bouniol was co-champion of the LSC tournament, then finished second at the South Central-Midwest Super Regional. Seth Fair of the University of Indianapolis is the second-best individual golfer in the tournament at 152 for 36 holes. NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship at Noblesville, Ind. Top 10 individuals — 1. Ben Lasso, Queens-Charlotte, 73-70— 143, 2. (tie) Cyril Bouniol, Abilene Christian, 76-68—144, and Kyle Souza, Chico State, 74-70—144; 4. (tie Joe Juszczyk, Wayne State, 76-72—147, Matt Stauch, Fla. Southern, 76-71— 147; 6. (tie) Patrick Bauer, Sonoma State, 74-74—148, Sylvester Gama, Chico State, 75-73—148, Shelton Smith, Fla. Southern, 74-74—148, Justin Yoder, Central Missouri, 73-75— 148; 10. (tie) Bobby Bode, Nova Southeastern, 76-73—149, Peter Svajlen, 76-73—149.

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In contention after 2nd round