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Easton, Hilltoppers in third through Day 1 in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Stuart Easton’s best day of the season has the WKU golfer tied
for third through two rounds at Lipscomb’s Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate.

Easton, a sophomore, fired a total of 143 (73-70) across two rounds Monday at the
par-71, 6,925-yard Richland Country Club. That was his best 36-hole effort of the
season, and his 1-under 70 in the second round tied his best 18-hole score of the
season.

Easton picked up where he left off from last week, when he notched the best result
of his career with a tie for fourth at the East Carolina Intercollegiate. He’s just
one stroke out of second place in Nashville.

The Hilltoppers finished day one in third place in the 14-team field with a 595
(301-294) total. Host Lipscomb leads the field at 574.

Redshirt sophomore Billy Tom Sargent is tied for 15th with a 149 (75-74) total,
while sophomore Blake Smith is tied for 29th at 153 (76-77).

Redshirt freshman Linus Lo is tied for 35th at 154, including bouncing back from an
81 in the first round with a solid 73 in the second. Freshman Kyle Jeffers is tied
for 47th at 157 (77-80), and redshirt senior Nick Thompson sits at 162 while
competing as an individual.

The Hilltoppers will wrap up their final round of the regular season Tuesday morning.

Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate First Day Results
T3. Stuart Easton (73-70-143)
T15. Billy Tom Sargent (75-74-149)
T29. Blake Smith (76-77-153)
T35. Linus Lo (81-73-154)
T47. Kyle Jeffers (77-80-157)
T68. Nick Thompson (84-78-162)

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