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DePaul Stands in Third After Day One of Dallio Memorial
Mortiz Ackerhans is tied for fourth after two rounds at the John Dallio Memorial.

Mortiz Ackerhans is tied for fourth after two rounds at the John Dallio Memorial.

Oct. 8, 2011

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LEMONT, Ill. – A strong second round moved DePaul up to third place during the first day of the John Dallio Memorial at Ruffled Feathers GC in Lemont. The Blue Demons are within striking distance of recording their second Dallio title in three years heading into the final 18 holes on Sunday.

Moritz Ackerhans and Jan Juelicher recorded top 10 finishes to pace the Blue Demons on Saturday. Ackerhans carded rounds of 71 and 73 to sit in a tie for fourth with a tournament score of 144 (E) while Juelicher is a shot behind following two rounds of 73 and 72 (145) to sit in sixth place.

Ben Westley came back strong in the afternoon session with a one-under score of 71 after he opened his tournament with an 80 in the first round. His two-round total of 151 (+7) puts him in a group in 24th place.

Russell Budd posted rounds of 77 and 78 and is tied for 45th while Brad Stephens is in a group in 65th after scores of 85 and 80. Individually, John Pavelko is tie for 38th after shooting a 79 and 75 on Saturday. He is followed by Erik Peterson in a tie for 65th and Brad Peterson in 73rd place. Erik Peterson carded rounds of 81 and 84 while Brad Peterson posted scores of 91 and 79.

Missouri holds the team lead with a two-round total of 581 (+5) and sits ahead of Florida Gulf Coast at 585 (+9). The Blue Demons are third with a team score of 595 (+19) and are 14 shots behind Missouri and just one shot ahead of fourth-place Northern Iowa. Missouri’s Emilio Cuartero and Matt Cote from Florida Gulf Coast are tied for the individual lead with scores of 141 (-3) on Saturday. Loyola’s Erik Hoops is the only other player under par with a one-under score of 143.

Sunday’s final 18 holes starts at 7:21 a.m. with the final tee time scheduled for 9:27 a.m.