Aces finish in 16th place
JONESBORO, Ark. – In the final day of the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, it was Carson Parking posting the low round for the University of Evansville to improve his spot in the final standings at RidgePointe Country Club.
Parker was the second-highest finisher for the Purple Aces, tying for 64th place with a 3-round tally of 234. He improved in each round of the tournament, going from an 84 to a 77 before a 73 on Tuesday. His score was tied for UE’s second spot with Michael Ikejiani. He also had his low round of the event in the final 18, carding a 76.
Leading the way for the Aces was Henry Kiel. Another solid day saw him post a 74 to finish the tournament in a tie for the 44thspot. His low round of the weekend was a 73 in Monday’s second round.
Isaac Rohleder and Dallas Koth rounded out the UE performers as each completed the contest with a 242. Rohleder shot an 80 in Tuesday’s round while Koth posted an 86. Evansville came home 16th in the final standings. The Aces finished seven strokes in front of Eastern Illinois while their march for a top 15 came up short, finishing nine behind Central Arkansas.
Arkansas State added to its lead, defeating its nearest competition in the team standings by 21 strokes. ASU recorded an 858 with Oral Roberts taking second with a final tally of 879. Loyola’s total of 881 strokes was good for third place.
Jack Madden, who played as an individual for Arkansas State, was the medalist. He fired off a 6-under 66 in the second round on Monday and followed that up with a 3-under 69 on Tuesday to score a 211. He defeated Dustin Hasley from ORU by one stroke.
On November 8-9, the Aces will complete the fall season with a trip to Huntsville, Alabama.