Cowboys Improve 10 Shots In Second Round

Cowboys Improve 10 Shots In Second Round

KERRVILLE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' men's golf team improved 10 strokes in the second round of the American Southwest Conference Championship at Comanche Trace in Kerrville.

The Cowboys had the round of the day going early. HSU was just six over par after 12 holes as a team but shot 13-over par as a team on the final six holes. The Cowboys shot a 307 as a team to remain in sixth place overall.

Concordia had a strong day with a 294 and is in the lead by 12 strokes over McMurry. UT-Dallas is third with a 302-304-606. LeTourneau slipped a spot to fourth with a 297-314-611 total. Mary Hardin-Baylor shot 306 and is at 619 five strokes ahead of the Cowboys. East Texas Baptist is seventh at 635, Howard Payne eighth with a 642 and Louisiana College  

Luke Smith was within one stroke of the individual lead before a double-bogey on the par-5 13th hole set him back. He finished with a 74 and has a 147 total after two rounds. He is tied for second place and just five strokes behind individual leader Ben Balen of Concordia. Balen birdied the final three holes of the day.  

Nick Vella rebounded from his 82 in the first round with a two-over-par 72. He has a 154 total. Matt Jouett shot an 80 and has a 78-80-158 total. Bobby Johnson improved five strokes for the Cowboys from 84 to 79 and has a 163 total. Shea Easterling shot 84-87-171.

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday morning.

 

Hardin-Simmons

1

2

Total

1 Concordia

298

294

592

6 Hardin-Simmons

317

307

624

T2 Luke Smith

73

74

147

T20 Nick Vella

82

74

156

T24 Matt Jouett

78

80

158

T35 Bobby Johnson

84

79

163

43 Shea Easterling

84

87

171

 

 

 

 

Team Scores  

1

2

Total

1 Concordia

298

294

592

2 McMurry

297

307

604

3 UT-Dallas

302

304

606

4 LeTourneau

297

314

611

5 Mary Hardin-Baylor

313

306

619

6 Hardin-Simmons

317

307

624

7 East Texas Baptist

317

318

635

8 Howard Payne

329

313

642

9 Louisiana College

332

329

661

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Individuals

1

2

Total

1    Ben Balen, CTX

71 

71 

142 

T2    Elliot Bourke, McM

72 

75 

147 

T2    Brice Cooper, UTD

72 

75 

147 

T2    Seger Howell, CTX

74 

73 

147 

T2    Luke Smith, HSU

73 

74 

147 

6    Landon Oney, LETU

76 

73 

149 

7    Jared Harvey, UTD

78 

72 

150 

T8    Cory Gillespie, LETU

74 

77 

151 

T8    Jacob Rockefeller, UTD

75 

76 

151 

T8    Brady Wright, ETBU

75 

76 

151 

 

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