Men’s Golf Heads South For Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate


After a weekend away from competition, the University of Evansville men’s golf team takes to the course at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday at Ridge Pointe Country Club in Jonesboro, Ark..

The Aces face strong competition in the tournament’s 11-team field as Evansville is joined by host Arkansas State, ULM, Jacksonville State, Missouri State, Eastern Kentucky, SIUE, Omaha, UT Martin, Southeastern Louisiana, and Eastern Illinois.

In its last competition, Evansville competed at the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate in Sevierville, Tenn. Closing the tournament with its best round, Evansville recorded a 294 on the final day, putting the Aces in 12th with a tournament-total of 899 (305 – 300 – 294). Capturing the team title was Lee, who finished the tournament 22-under with a three-round score of 842 (276 – 288 – 278).

Carding his second-straight 73, freshman Dallas Koth finished as the highest-finishing Ace with a tournament-total of 22 (74 – 73 – 73). Koth’s 73 on the final day placed Koth in a tie for 25th at the intercollegiate. Mirroring Koth in the final round, Noah Reese came in a tie for 47th after a 73 on Tuesday, finishing with a total of 225 (78 – 74 – 73).

One stroke behind Reese, Matthew Ladd tied for 52nd, tallying a three-day total of 226 (73 – 76 – 77). Another pair of Aces finished separated by just one stroke as Spencer Wagner (233 = 80 – 77 – 76) and Jessie Brumley (234 = 81 – 81 – 72) closed the tournament with a 76 and 72, respectively, as Wagner finished in 72nd and Brumley ended in a tie for 73rd.

Competing as individuals for Evansville, Robert Waggoner and Gabe Rohleder each tallied and 88 in the final round. Waggoner finished in 85th with a tournament-total of 247 (77 – 82 – 88) and Rohleder held a three-round total of 252 (81 – 83 -88).

The tournament begins Monday for the Aces with the opening day of action at Ridge Pointe Country Club in Jonesboro, Ark.