Stuart Easton tied for fifth after Day 1 of ECU Intercollegiate

GREENVILLE, N.C. — Stuart Easton’s first team competition of the spring got off to a
strong start Monday by leading the WKU men’s golf team through the first two rounds
of the East Carolina Intercollegiate.

The sophomore Easton is tied for fifth following Monday’s first two rounds at the
par-72, 6,708-yard Brook Valley Country Club.

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers golfer Stuart Easton is pictured during a fall season golf match. (Courtesy of Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

He fired a 1-under 71 to start play – tied for the lowest score of the first round –
and followed with a 77 in the second round for a 148 total. Although Easton competed
as an individual in WKU’s first tournament of the spring, he hasn’t competed in team
competition since the final event of the fall.

Just behind Easton is WKU redshirt sophomore Billy Tom Sargent, who’s tied for 11th
with a 5-over 149 (72-77) total.

Their efforts have the Hilltoppers tied for sixth in the 11-team field with a 603
(295-308) total.

WKU redshirt freshman Linus Lo is tied for 25th at 151 (74-77), and freshman Kyle
Jeffers is tied for 43rd at 155 (78-77). Sophomore Blake Smith is tied for 49th at
156 (78-78).

Tuesday’s final round began at 6:50 a.m. CT.

East Carolina Intercollegiate First Day Results
T5. Stuart Easton (71-77-148)
T11. Billy Tom Sargent (72-77-149)
T25. Linus Lo (74-77-151)
T43. Kyle Jeffers (78-77-155)
T49. Blake Smith (78-78-156)

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