Aces Earn Top 10 Finish At Lonnie Barton Invitational


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The University of Evansville men’s golf team grabbed a ninth-place finish at the Lonnie Barton Invitational in St. Augustine, Fla. held at the LPGA Country Club.

After carding a team-score of 306 in the first round, the Purple Aces recorded a 334 on the second day for a team total of 640. All 14 teams in the invitational field struggled in the second round as none of the competing teams improved their opening round score in their second round. Bethune-Cookman jumped from second to capture the team title, firing a 294 on the second day for a two-day total of 587 (293-294).Leading the way for the Aces were Tyler Gray and Noah Reese who each finished the two-day tournament with totals of 158. Gray opened the invitational with a 74 before recording an 84 on the second day, while Reese tallied a 77 on Monday, following up with an 81 in the final round.

Following Gray and Reese were Spencer Wagner in a tie for 47th a with two-round total of 160 (79-81) and Matthew Ladd finished in a tie for 63rd with a 166 (76-90) while Cameron Weyer carded a two-day 172 (84-88).

Jessie Brumley led the way for the Aces who competed individually with a 162 (80-82) as Brumley finished in a tie for 47th. One of the lone golfers to improve his score from the first round to the second round, Robert Waggoner tied for 57th with a two-day total of 165 (83-82). The final individual for the Aces was Gabe Rohleder who finished in a tie for 67th with a 168 (82-86).

The Aces take a week off from competition before competing in the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. from March 18-20.