Murray State senior Connor Coombs was the Murray State men’s golf team leader after the first 36 holes of the MSU Invitational with a spot in fifth place at Greystone Golf Club in Dickson, Tennessee.

Coombs’ rounds of 69-72=141 means he will start Tuesday’s final round eight shots off the lead of Belmont’s Evan Davis who carded scores of 68-65=133.

After being in fourth place with a 289 score in the morning round, the Racers fell back to sixth place with an afternoon 296 for a 585 total as Belmont led the event at 562. UT Martin was in second place at 564 with Southern Illinois (569), Austin Peay (577) and Evansville (583) making up the top-5.

Other Murray State scores and places included Avery Edwards in 23rd place on rounds of 74-73=147 and Austin Knight with scores of 72-76=148 for a spot in 30th position. Quinn Eaton was in 38th place after carding rounds of 74-75=149 and Tyler Powell was in 56th place on scores of 75-78=153.

The Racers have two players in as solo contestants including Carson Holmes who was in 30th place on rounds of 76-72=148 and and Walker Beck in 38th place on scores of 73-76=149.

The course at Greystone is playing to aPar of 72 and a length of 6,858 yards.

Live scoring can be found at GolfStat.com.

Murray State Invitational

April 4-5, 2021

Greystone Golf Club – Dickson, Tenn.

Rd2 Scores

Team

Belmont 281 281 562 -14

UT Martin 276 288 564 -12

Southern Illinois 289 280 569 -7

Austin Peay 285 292 577 +1

Evansville 294 289 583 +7

Murray State 289 296 585 +9

Bellarmine 298 290 588 +12

Bradley 297 295 592 +16

John A. Logan 304 294 598 +22

Eastern Illinois 304 299 603 +27

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 309 302 611 +35

Tennessee State 316 298 614 +38

Bethel (TN) 324 311 635 +59

Roane State 328 320 648 +72

Alabama A&M 355 359 714 +138

Individual

6 Murray State 289 296 585

T5 Connor Coombs (2) 69 72 141

T23 Avery Edwards (1) 74 73 147

T30 Austin Knight (3) 72 76 148

T38 Quinn Eaton (4) 74 75 149

T56 Tyler Powell (5) 75 78 153

T30 Carson Holmes (I) 76 72 148

T38 Walker Beck (I) 73 76 149

About Murray State Men’s Golf

The Racers’ program is in its 64th season overall and head Coach Eddie Hunt is in his 20th as the second coach in program history. Hunt took over the program in 2001. The founder of the Racer team was Coach Buddy Hewitt in 1959. Hewitt is a Murray State Hall of Famer, inducted in 1990. He was part of the famous Murray State football team that played in the 1948 Tangerine Bowl. The Racers have won Ohio Valley Conference championships four times (1971, 1987, 1991 and 2010). Hewitt won the first three titles and Hunt’s team won it in 2010 as their most recent OVC championship. MSU has produced 11 all-time OVC Golfer of the Year winners: Bill Graham (1962, 1963), Ron Acree (1965), Chris Piggot (1971), Chris Carlson (1987), Adam Grogan (1996), Brandon Henson (2001), Nick Newcomb (2010), Cameron Carrico (2011) and Patrick Newcomb (2012, 2013).

About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the athletics department at Murray State University is a member of NCAA D-I and plays in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs including men’s teams for baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf and women’s teams for basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball. MSU also has a rifle program that is coed. The Racers are one of the founding members of the Ohio Valley Conference from its beginnings in 1948.

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Dave Winder

Associate AD – Media Relations

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