Tyler Gray in top five at Murray State


Aces set to play final round on Tuesday

 MURRAY, Ky. – Tyler Gray fired off a 6-under 65 in the opening round of the Murray State Invitational and ranks in a tie for third place with the first two rounds of play in the books at Miller Memorial Golf Course.

Gray’s score in the opening round put him on top of the leaderboard.  He finished the second round at 2-over par with a 73 and is tied for third place with a score of 138.

Matthew Ladd also had an impressive day at the links.  Ladd started the day with an even 71 before finishing with the low score on the squad in the second round, recording a 72.  He is tied for 15th with a 143.

Seven behind Ladd is the duo of Noah Reese and Jessie Brumley.  Reese posted two rounds of 75 while Brumley checked in with scores of 76 and 74.  Cameron Weyer completed the UE contingent with a 155 on the day.  His low round came in the first 18 as he carded a 76.

Playing as an individual, Game Rohleder finished the day in a tie for 28th.  He totaled an even 71 in the first round before notching a 75 to stand at a 145.  Robert Waggoner tied Weyer’s efforts with a 155.  His scored checked in at 77 and 78.

Murray State has the team lead with four of their top five ranking in the top 28.  Their day one score of 565 is three ahead of second-place UT Martin.  Western Illinois is third with a 571.  Hunter Richardson of the Skyhawks had the low round of the day – a 7-under 64 in round two – and leads the individuals with a 132.

Evansville is tied for 8th in the team standings with a 581.  The Purple Aces are knotted up with Tennessee Tech.  They are one behind 7th-place John A. Logan College and four in back of Austin Peay.

Tomorrow, the teams will play one more round.


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