MARICOPA, Ariz. – WKU junior golfer Stuart Easton turned in the best performance of
his career this weekend, culminating with a third-place finish Sunday at Wyoming’s
Southern Dunes Invitational.
Easton – an Ayrshire, Scotland, native – fired a 7-under 209 (70-69-69) total across
three rounds of play to claim third outright at the par-72, 7,546-yard Ak-Chin
Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz.
Both the third-place finish and the 209 tally were the best marks of Easton’s
career. The 209 score was the top 54-hole effort by a Hilltopper this season and the
best in the program since Billy Tom Sargent’s 208 at last year’s Kenny Perry
Easton started 2 over through five holes in Sunday’s final round but responded with
four birdies and nine pars the rest of the way. He ranked fourth in the tournament
with 14 total birdies.
It was the second straight top-five finish for Easton after tying for fifth last
month at the Memphis Intercollegiate.
WKU finished fifth as a program in the 10-team field with an 876 (301-285-290)
total. Host Wyoming won the team competition at 854.
Sargent, a redshirt junior, continued to improve across each round and ended play
with a 1-under 71 on Sunday. He tied for 29th with a 223 (79-73-71) total.
Freshmen Crimson Callahan (224) and Chase Landrum (227) tied for 34th and 44th,
respectively, and junior Blake Smith tied for 48th at 228.
Loyola Marymount’s Riley Elmes was the individual medalist with a 12-under 204
The Hilltoppers are back in action at Kennesaw State’s Pine Tree Intercollegiate
from Oct. 23-24 in Kennesaw, Ga.
Southern Dunes Invitational Final Results
3. Stuart Easton (70-69-70-209)
T29. Billy Tom Sargent (79-73-71-223)
T34. Crimson Callahan (78-71-75-224)
T44. Chase Landrum (81-72-74-227)
T48. Blake Smith (74-79-75-228)
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