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Sargent leads Tops to fourth at Lipscomb tourney

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The WKU men’s golf team earned a fourth-place finish Tuesday at
Lipscomb’s Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate, while Billy Tom Sargent notched his
fifth top-10 performance of the season.

The Hilltoppers finished the event with a three-round total of 898 (301-294-303) at
the par-71, 6,925-yard Richland Country Club. Host Lipscomb won the title at 859 in
the 14-team field.

The redshirt sophomore Sargent moved up the leaderboard Tuesday with a 1-over 72 in
the final round for a 221 (75-74-72) total, tying for 10th. Sargent has led WKU in
seven of 11 tournaments this season.

Sophomore Stuart Easton finished in the top 15 for the third time this year and the
second straight week, tying for 14th at 222 (73-70-79). Redshirt freshman Linus Lo
tied for 28th at 229 (81-73-75) and shared the tournament lead in pars with 38.

Freshman Kyle Jeffers finished with a 234 (77-80-77) tally, while sophomore Blake
Smith came in at 237 (76-77-84). Redshirt senior Nick Thompson carded a 241
(84-78-79) total competing as an individual.

The event was WKU’s last before it competes in the Conference USA Championship on
April 23-26 at Texarkana Country Club in Texarkana, Ark.

Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate Final Results
T10. Billy Tom Sargent (75-74-72-221)
T14. Stuart Easton (73-70-79-222)
T28. Linus Lo (81-73-75-229)
T46. Kyle Jeffers (77-80-77-234)
T55. Blake Smith (76-77-84-237)
T65. Nick Thompson (84-78-79-241)

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