Texas Tech junior Ludvig Aberg is at 1-under-par at the Blessings Collegiate Invitational where the No. 9-ranked Red Raiders are currently in seventh going into the final round of the tournament on Wednesday at the Blessings Golf Club.
Live coverage of the tournament is on the Golf Channel from 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Texas Tech is at 5-over through two rounds (289-292 – 581), while Arkansas leads the 10-team field at 11-under followed by Illinois (-10), Mississippi (-9), Tennessee (-7), North Carolina (-2) and Arizona (+1). The Red Raiders shot 4-over during the second round on Tuesday.
Aberg shot his round of 1-under by making six birdies on the day, including three straight to begin his back-9. He will go into the final round in 14th place overall, while Baard Skogen is one stroke back with a 73-71 – 144 scorecard that has him even-par through two of three rounds, while Calum Scott and Kyle Hogan are both at 3-over going into the final round. Garrett Martin shot 6-over on Tuesday and is at 12-over after back-to-back 78s.
Aberg's day started with a double bogey and bogey before he settled in and made a birdie sixth hole between pars on 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18. He would then birdie the first three holes on the front-side of the course. At No. 3 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Aberg will go into he final round of the Blessings with a 72-71 – 143 scorecard. Skogen shot 1-over on Tuesday with three birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey.
Skogen is currently tied for 15th on the leaderboard. Arkansas' Luke Long leads the tournament at 10-under after posting 67-67 on the first two days, while Arizona's Chase Sienkiewicz shot 4-under on Tuesday to move to 7-under of the tournament. Four players are at 6-under going into the final round.
Texas Tech will conclude its fall schedule next week by playing at the Big 12 Match Play Tournament from Oct. 11-13 at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas. The Red Raiders won the 2019 Big 12 Match Play Tournament. TTU's spring schedule will begin on Feb. 3 with a trip to Hawaii for the Ameri Ari Invitational.