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Kerns leading after 2nd round at PUMA

Oct. 01, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

FT. MYERS, Fla. -- Marshall's Nathan Kerns held the individual lead Sunday after two rounds in the Cobra-PUMA Invitational at the par-72 Miromar Lakes Golf Course.

The senior from Ironton shot 68 in the morning and 67 in a light rain in the afternoon Sunday for a 9-under 135 and one-shot edge over Edward Figueroa of Florida Gulf Coast. Jack Hernandez of Florida Gulf Coast is third with 137.

In the first tournament of the season, Kerns finished runner-up in the Marshall Invitational at Guyan Golf and Country Club.

The Thundering Herd is seventh overall with a 583. Other Herd scores are Tas Sipowski (73-76 -- 149), Brian Anania (74-76 -- 150), Jeremy Rogers (78-75 -- 153) and Logan Lagodich (74-79 -- 153).

Florida Gulf Coast leads with at 18-under 558.

Penn State is second with 570 followed by Bethune-Cookman with 572 and Florida Atlantic and Wofford each with 578.

Host Xavier is eighth in the 15-team field with 584. Xavier stages this event each fall.

Final-round action is Monday.

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