TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Three golfers shot under par Monday to lead the WKU men’s golf team to a strong opening at the Seminole Intercollegiate.
All five golfers competing for the Hilltoppers shot 74 or better in the first round at the par-72, 7,172-yard Southwood Golf Club. Redshirt sophomore Billy Tom Sargent paved the way with a 2-under 70, tying him for 20th individually.
Redshirt freshman Linus Lo and true freshman Kyle Jeffers both shot 1-under 70s and are tied for 30th. The 71 tied Jeffers’ lowest round of his career.
Sophomore Blake Smith and freshman Tom Bevington both shot 2-over 74s and are tied for 58th individually.
The Hilltoppers’ 2-under 286 team total puts them in 10th place in the talented 14-team field that includes three teams in the GolfStat top 40 and five golfers ranked in the top 100.
Penn State leads with a 15-under 273 team tally.
The second round of the three-day tournament is scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. CT Saturday.
Seminole Intercollegiate First Day Results
T20. Billy Tom Sargent (71)
T30. Linus Lo (72)
T30. Kyle Jeffers (72)
T58. Blake Smith (74)
T58. Tom Bevington (74)
How to follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Hilltopper Golf, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUMensGolf.