Two out of three rounds complete
JONESBORO, Ark. – Henry Kiel was the top performer for the University of Evansville men’s golf team in the opening day of the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate at RidgePointe Country Club.
Kiel began the day with an 80 before recording the Purple Aces low round of the day on the second 18. His 1-over 73 launched him to the top of the UE squad and in a tie for 47th on the leaderboard with a 153.
Three behind Kiel is Dallas Koth. Finishing the day with identical scores of 78, Koth is tied for 60th with a 156. Third for the Aces was Michael Ikejiani. His top round was a 77 in the first 18 holes before finishing with an 81. Ikejiani’s total of 158 strokes has him in the 74th spot.
Carson Parker made a strong improvement as the day went along. Parker carded an 84 in round one before lowering his second-round score by seven on his way to a 161 for the day. Isaac Rohleder also lowered his tally between rounds, going from an 82 to an 80. He stands with a 162 entering Tuesday’s final round.
Evansville is 16th on the team side with a 625. The Aces have a chance to make some moves on Tuesday as they stand five behind Stetson and six shots away from a 13th-place tie between Central Arkansas and Long Island. Arkansas State has a sizeable grip on the top spot with a 2-round score of 581. They are 11 in front of Loyola and 13 in front of a 4-way tie for third place between Oklahoma Christian, Oral Roberts, Creighton and Valparaiso.
Arkansas State individual Jack Madden holds the individual lead. Following a 76 to open the day, Madden registered a 6-under 66 in round two to finish with a 142. He is just one shot in front of a tie for second between Dustin Hasley (Oral Roberts) and Caleb VanArragon (Valpo).
Tuesday’s final round will have tee times starting at 7:45 a.m.