WICHITA FALLS, Texas – Rogers State’s Hagen Barmasse is tied atop the leaderboard after the first 36 holes of the Midwestern State Invitational on Monday at the Wichita Falls Country Club. The Hillcats as a team rank eighth after first day rounds of 303 and 308 for a total score of 611.
The senior from Houston, Texas registered rounds of 3-under-par 68 and 1-over-par 72 to total a 36-hole score of 2-under-par 140 to tie with St. Mary’s Benjamin Arnett for first place. The two hold a four-shot lead on the rest of the tournament field.
Patrick Bart is 41st at 155, junior Alex Marsh is at 157, Eric Moore 159 and Even Delample 165.
After a tough first round, Southeastern Oklahoma State responded with the lowest score of the tournament thus far, carding a 289 in the second round to climb from ninth into a tie for second with host Midwestern State, just seven shots back of leader St. Mary’s.
Sam Berry led the charge with an opening round of 75 before going 3-under in the second round with a 69 to put together an even par 144 and is tied for third with 18 holes to play, four shots off the lead.
Hayden Foster had one of the biggest bounce back second rounds of the tournament after posting an 81 on his first circuit he shot 68 to finish the day tied for 13th at 149.
Ryan Woods shot 76-76 and is tied for 26th at 152. Trevor Proctor is tied for 39th at 154.
Cody Darling is tied for 72nd at 161.
A rough first round combined with a solid second round put Oklahoma Christian in the middle of the pack.
On a day when players battled unseasonably high heat – the high temperature was 95 degrees – and south winds gusting between 15 and 25 mph, OC posted team scores of 312 and 304 to end the day at 616. That put the Eagles in 10th place in the 18-team field, 27 shots behind the leader, St. Mary’s (Texas).
OC was in 14th place after the morning round, but moved up to 10th in the afternoon.
The Eagles’ top individual through two rounds was sophomore Alejandro Valenzuela, who was tied for 13th in the 99-man field at 149 after shooting a 2-over-par 73 in the morning and a 76 in the afternoon. He trailed the co-leaders, Benjamin Arnett of St. Mary’s and Hagen Barmasse of Rogers State, by nine shots.
OC sophomore Manuel Hernandez and freshman Michael Robinson were tied for 41st at 155. Hernandez had rounds of 80 and 75 on the 6,882-yard course, while Robinson fired a 78 and a 77. His second round included an eagle on the par-5 No. 10.
Sophomore Juan Pallach posted rounds of 81 and 76 and was tied for 51st at 157, while junior Zac Schaefer was tied for 91st at 166 after rounds of 85 and 81.
Playing as an individual, OC sophomore Ethan Smith shot an 87 and a 75 and was tied for 76th at 162.
Southern Nazarene has some ground to make up after it shot rounds of 311 and 318 in the first day.
Ondrej Melichar and Rhett Bechtel sit tied for 41st after a 155 through the first two rounds. Melichar shot a 77 and 78 while Bechtel fired a 74 in the first round before an 81 in the second. Ryan Roberts is tied for 61st after an 81 and 78 for a 159 while Preston Lovett posted a pair of 81 scores for a 162 to leave him in a tie for 76th. Dylan Igo is tied for 82nd after a 79 and an 84 for a 163.