Former Wolf Pack golfer rises to the top

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Updated: 8/01 12:06 pm
RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) -- With day two of the Barracuda Championship is underway at Montreaux, there has been a surprising development at the top of the leaderboard.

The story of the tournament so far has been former Nevada golfer Kevin Lucas, who has been excelling in first PGA event.

Lucas qualified on Monday and has had a ton of support following him on the course -- including his former coach from Nevada who is not at all surprised of Lucas's success.

"Kevin really is a great kid...a great man. He's really developed as a player, he has a lot of courage, a lot of guts -- he's actually just a tremendous putter too," Wolf Pack Head Golf Coach Jacob Wilner said.

When asked what his time at Nevada did to develop Lucas's golf skills, Wilner replied "I think he learned how to play in adverse conditions. I think he learned how to be a little bit of a leader. He was the number one player on our team for his senior year, so he definitely developed well as a player."

If Lucas can stay in the top ten through the end of the tournament, it would land him a spot in another PGA event in the near future.
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