Sargent leads WKU with another Top 20 finish

IRVING, Texas — WKU’s Billy Tom Sargent shot his best round of the week Thursday to lead the Hilltopper golf team on the final day at the Bob Sitton Invitational.

The redshirt sophomore Sargent concluded play with an even-par 71, ultimately tying him for 20th with a 219 (73-75-71) total.

This is the fourth top-20 finish of the season for Sargent and the fifth time this season that he’s led WKU in a tournament.

The Hilltoppers finished 12th overall with an 891 (289-306-296) total in the 22-team field at the par-71, 6,733-yard TPC Four Seasons. Arkansas State won the team title at 852.

WKU freshman Kyle Jeffers bounced back from a rough second round with a 1-over 72 in Thursday’s finale, tying for 51st with a 225 (72-81-72) tally. He had five birdies in his final round.

Redshirt freshman Linus Lo tied for 56th at 226 (78-75-73), as did sophomore Blake Smith (71-75-80), who led WKU through the first two rounds. Lo improved by at least two strokes across each round, including a 2-over 73 on Thursday.

Freshman Tom Bevington ended with a 243 (73-86-84) total.

WKU returns to action in the Brook Valley Intercollegiate, hosted by East Carolina on April 3-4 at Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, N.C.

Bob Sitton Invitational Final Results
T20. Billy Tom Sargent (73-75-71-219)
T51. Kyle Jeffers (72-81-72-225)
T56. Blake Smith (71-75-80-226)
T56. Linus Lo (78-75-73-226)
T114. Tom Bevington (73-86-84-243)

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