WICHITA, Kan. – Three plays reside inside the top five for Southern Nazarene at the Newman Invitational while the Crimson Storm sit in first place after day one and the first two rounds.
SNU fired a 297 followed by a 296 to finish as the only team under 600 through the first two rounds. SNU holds an eight-shot lead going into the final round over Dallas Baptist who is in second at 601. St. Edward’s is in third at 609.
Sean Hazel, Dylan Igo and Jacob Prentice are all inside the top five as Hazel is just one stroke back of the lead in a tie for second at 146. He fired back-to-back round of 73 and has a 146. Igo and Prentice are tied for fourth just a shot back of Hazel. Igo shot a 71 and 76 and Prentice flipped those round with a 76 in the first and a 71 in the second. Logan Smoak is tied for 16th at 154 (78-76) while Ryan Roberts is tied for 21st at 155 (77-78).
SEU’s Ellott Azoulay shot a 75 in the first round before shooting a tournament low 70 to take the overall lead at 145.
Rogers State men’s golf team bounced back from a tough opening round to move into seventh place. The Hillcats struggled in round one posting a team score of 324, but rallied back for a major improvement in the finale, as all five golfers lowered their score leading to a second-round mark of 303.
Patrick Bart led the way after dropping nine strokes from his round of 80 in the opener for a 1-under-par 71 in round two for a 151 total. The freshman was the only player in the tournament to post two eagles in the 36-hole day and played 4-under-par on par five’s.
Eric Moore and Brendon Pittman also carded rounds of 80 in their openers before closing the day with scores of 76 and 79, respectively. Moore sits in a tie for 27th at 156, while Pittman paced the Hillcats with 22 pars in two rounds of competition and is in 34th at 159.
Alex Marsh and Will Lecky fired scores of 84 in round one and showed improvement as the day went along. Marsh shaved seven strokes off his first-round score for a 77 in round two and a 161 total. Lecky dropped three shots of his opening round for an 81 and a 165 total.
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