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College Round-Up: Men’s Golf for Oct. 16

Tomlinson leads Lions at classic

FORT SMITH — Junior Josh Tomlinson shot a 14-over par 158 to lead the UAFS men’s golf team to a 14th-place finish on Tuesday in The Territory Classic hosted by Cameron University in Duncan, Okla.

UAFS shot a 66-over 642 (319-323) during the two-day, two-round event that featured 15 teams. St. Edward’s won the event with an 11-over 587 (292-295), edging runner-up University of the Incarnate Word by 19 strokes.

Bears win, Newton earns medalist honors

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. _ Sophomore James Newton earned medalist honors Tuesday and helped the University of Central Arkansas Bears win the UMKC Bill Ross Intercollegiate at Milburn Golf and Country Club.

Newton, from Macclesfield, England, shot 67-75-69 for a 5-under 211, tying Oklahoma Christian’s Alasdair Dalgliesh in regulation before winning in a playoff. UCA junior Pep Angles tied for third overall at 73-68-72_213. Freshman James Steven shot 74-74-75_223 and tied for 19th.

UCA finished with a three-round total of 872, edging Oklahoma Christian by a stroke.

Harding rallies to finish ninth

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Harding men’s golf team rallied in the third round of the MWSU Drury Inn Central Region Invite and moved up five places to finish tied for ninth in the 20-team tournament.

The Central Region is made up of teams from the Great American Conference, Northern Sun Conference, and the MIAA.

Harding shot 306 in the third round, with all four scoring golfers shooting in the 70s. It was the fourth-best score of the 20 teams in the third round.

Nebraska-Kearney of the MIAA won the tournament with a 54-hole total of 879. Central Missouri (MIAA) was second at 887, and Arkansas Tech (GAC) was third at 889. Harding’s score of 919 is tied for the ninth-best 54-hole total in program history.

Sophomore Alex Williamson was Harding’s top golfer. Williamson shot +10, 223 and tied for 13th overall. He led the team with seven birdies in the tournament.

Harding’s final tournament of the fall season is next week at the TVA Credit Union Classic, hosted by North Alabama in Florence.

Warriors break scoring record

ALEXANDRIA, La. — The Hendrix College men’s golf team broke their team scoring record twice at the Louisiana College Fall Tournament at the Links on the Bayou on Monday

and Tuesday.

The Warriors shot a 312-309—621 to finish fifth. The previous lowest round since joining NCAA Division III was 317 in a duel against Dallas in 2012.

Freshman Kevin Austrian paced the Warriors with a 77-75—152, tying for 17th. Senior Travis Weeks tied for 20th with an 81-74—155-.

Defending national champion UT Tyler won the tournament with a two-round score of 574.

The Warriors will wrap up the fall season on Oct. 21-21 at the Arkansas-Monticello Deltic Timber/Commercial Bank Fall Classic in Sherwood, Ark.

A-State men’s finish eighth

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (10/15/13) – Led by a fifth-place effort from senior Easton Key, the Arkansas State men’s golf team finished the Bill Ross Intercollegiate on Tuesday in eighth place among 15 teams with a combined 893 shot at the Milburn Golf and Country Club.

A-State climbed one place in the standings on Tuesday after recording a 305 and 293 for Monday’s first and second rounds, respectively. The Red Wolves turned in a 296 for the last 18 holes, led by a team-best 70 from Chance Holden. A-State ended the tournament only one stroke behind seventh-place Northern Iowa and within five strokes of fifth-place Wichita State.

Central Arkansas claimed the tournament championship with an 872.

Key recorded a two-under par 214, including a low round of 68, to lead Arkansas State.

Arkansas State returns to action Oct. 27-28 at the Miromar Lakes Collegiate at Fort Meyers, Fla.

Tech places two in Top 10, finish third

ST. JOSEPH, Mo.— Rowdy Garrett shot a 70(-1) and 78 (+7) on the final day to tie for seventh with a tournament score of 221 (+8) as the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys golf team placed third at the three-round Missouri Western Invitational in St. Joseph, Missouri on Tuesday.

The Wonder Boys shot a team score of 889 (+37) and finished just two shots behind second place Central Missouri and 10 shots behind Nebraska-Kearney who took home the victory. Matt Jennings of Henderson State won the tournament with a 209 (-4).

Alex Mahlik finished the day with scores of 75 (+4) and 77 (+6) to tie for 10th with a tournament score of 222 (+9), Jason Purdy and Julio Arguelles both tied for 22nd shooting a 225 (+12).

This tournament marks the second time this season that the Wonder Boys have claimed a top-three finish. They finished second at the Heart of America Invitational in Warrensburg, Missouri on October 8th.

Tech will return to action on March 3 at the Las Vegas Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada.