WICHITA, Kan. – The Rogers State men’s golf team holds five-shot lead after the first two rounds of the Newman Fall Invitational on Monday (Oct. 3), hosted by Newman at Crestview Country Club.
The Hillcats came out strong in the first round totaling a score of 288, their best score of the season, to rank second. The navy and red continued the fast opening day with a second-round best team score of 296 for a 36-hole team total of 584 (+8) and first place.
Three Hillcats are in the top 10 after the first day. Senior Hagen Barmasse and junior Alex Marsh are tied for third at 1-under-par 143. Marsh opened with a team-best 2-under-par 70 in round one, and junior from Southampton, England shot 73 in the second round. Barmasse, who has placed in the top 10 in the two previous events this season, started with a 71 followed by 72 in the second round.
The two Hillcats are only two shots off leader Wilfredo Sanchez of Texas A&M-Commerce, who tallied a 36-hole score of 3-under-par 141. In second place is Benjamin Arnett of St. Mary’s at 142.
Also in the top 10 after the first two rounds is Patrick Bart at 3-over-par 147. The sophomore carded a score of 75 in the opening round. In his second round, the native of Burnham, England fired an score of 72 for the total round of 147. He ranks second in the field with nine birdies.
Ewen Delampe ranked third on the team after the first round with a career-best 73 followed by a 79 and is at 152. Eric Moore shot 74-81 and is at 155.
The final round is a shotgun start tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. at Crestview Country Club.