GREENVILLE, N.C. — WKU Hilltopper Golf finished in the top four as a team for the
fourth time in six events this season Tuesday, tying for third at East Carolina’s
The Hilltoppers tied with Jacksonville at 886 (291-294-301). Four WKU golfers
finished in the top 20 individually at the par-72, 6,755-yard Brook Valley Country
They were just six shots behind the champion and host, East Carolina, and four
strokes behind second-place Campbell (No. 42). East Carolina, Campbell and
Jacksonville are all top-100 programs. WKU also finished ahead of No. 46 Charleston
and No. 99 James Madison.
“This was a great learning experience for us,” WKU head coach Chan Metts said. “We
put ourselves in a position to compete for a win, and that’s always a goal going
into every event. Even though we came up a little short, those moments are so
valuable in terms of learning and improving.”
Redshirt senior Billy Tom Sargent led the Hilltoppers with a tie for third at 218
(69-73-76). That’s Sargent’s fourth top-20 performance of the season and his second
in the top three.
Redshirt junior Linus Lo tied the best result of his career by tying for seventh at
Junior Tom Bevington found the top 15 for the second straight event, tying for 15th
with a 223 (72-75-76) tally. WKU tied for the tournament lead with 39 total birdies,
led by 10 apiece from Bevington and Sargent.
Senior Stuart Easton registered his third straight top-20 effort by tying for 17th
at 224 (77-71-76). Sophomore Crimson Callahan tied for 54th at 236 (82-77-77).
The Hilltoppers have almost a month off from tournament competition before returning
to the course at Vanderbilt’s Mason Rudolph Championship on April 5-7 in Nashville,
“This event will make us better moving forward, because we took several things away
that we know we need to improve on,” Metts said. “Now we have a big break before our
next event, which gives us a lot of time to work on those things.”
ECU Intercollegiate Final Results
T3. Billy Tom Sargent (69-73-76-218)
T7. Linus Lo (73-75-73-221)
T15. Tom Bevington (72-75-76-223)
T17. Stuart Easton (77-71-76-224)
T54. Crimson Callahan (82-77-77-236)