ASU in tight battle for top at Hayt Invitational

<p> Sophomore <a href="">James Byrne</a> is still in first place and No. 7/ No. 10 ASU is in second after recording a 15-over par 303 on the second day of the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Verda, Fla. The Sun Devils raised their two-round team total to 17-over par 593 (290-303), just two strokes behind the LSU Tigers.</p><separator></separator><p>Byrne continued his strong play on the course that formerly hosted the PLAYERS Championship, shooting a 1-over par 73. His 3-under par 141 two-day individual total has him tied with Zack Byrd of Coastal Carolina for the top spot.</p><separator></separator><p>&quot;We are playing well and I would like to see us get a little bit of support for tournament leader <a href="">James Byrne</a>,&quot; head coach <a href="">Randy Lein</a> said after the round.</p><separator></separator><p>Fellow sophomore <a href="">St… Gross</a> moved up three spots to ninth after shooting a 3-over par 75, giving him a 5-over par 149 two-day total (74-75). <a href=""… Kennegard</a> ended the day with a 5-over par 77 and now has a 7-over par 151 two-round total (74-77), wrapping up the top-20 for the Sun Devils. Juniors <a href="">Kn… Borsheim</a> and <a href="… Bierenbroodspot</a> are at 8-over par 152 (74-78) and 15-over par 159 (77-82), respectively.</p><separator></separator><p>&quot;We will have the same pairings and same tee-times tomorrow,&quot; explained head coach <a href="">Randy Lein</a>. &quot;If the conditions are similar to the way they have been the last two days, we should be accustomed to them. If they are a little better, hopefully we will make more birdies.&quot;</p><separator></separator><p>Arizona State jumped up one spot to No. 7 in the Golfstat standings and stayed No. 10 in Golfweek magazine.</p><separator></separator><p>Live scoring for the third and final round of the John Hayt Invitational, teeing off at 8 a.m., can be found at</p&gt;