The Cougars are sixth at 578 and are just four strokes out of the top four. SIUE fired a 282 in the first round, which is tied for the 10th lowest team round in school history. UT Martin and Northern Kentucky are tied for first at 561 (+1). Morehead State is third at 564. Eastern Kentucky is fourth at 573.
Collins, a true freshmen playing in his second tournament, is tied for third at one-under 139. He carded his first career round in the 60s, shooting a 69 in the first round. Collins, who is playing as an individual, is just three strokes off the lead.
Nilsson fired a first-round 65, which is a career low and tied for the second-lowest round by an individual in SIUE history. He is tied for seventh at even-par (140).
Brooks Jungbluth is tied for 23rd. He carded a career-low 68 in the first round and has a 143. Peder Lehmann Brunnsjö is tied for 30th at 145. Parker McEachern, also playing as an individual for SIUE, is tied for 32nd with a 146. His 71 in the first round tied his career low.
Cleveland State's Zach Robbins leads the individual competition at 136 (-4).
The Cougars will pair with Bowling Green and host EKU for Sunday's final round.