Staff reports

Ball State University is in ninth place out of 12 teams after two rounds in the Crooked Stick Invitational hosted by Indiana University in Carmel.

Junior Eric Steger leads the way for the Cardinals, sitting in 16th place after the first day of competition. Playing in his hometown, freshman Tony Lazzara is tied for 41st.

Ball State is 47 over par, trailing No. 19 University of Illinois by 48 strokes. The Fighting Illini are the only team under par after the first two rounds of play.

The tournament will finish today with round three beginning at 9 a.m.