WKU golfer Linus Lo’s best two-round showing of his young career has the redshirt freshman tied for third individually after the first day of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate.

Lo carded a 140 total across the first two rounds Monday at the par-72, 7,212-yard Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course. His 4-under 68 in the first round was the best score of his career, and he followed it up with an even-par 72.

Lo had nine birdies in his first two rounds, including six in the opening 18 holes. He’s just two strokes back of the leader, Georgia State’s Alexander Herrmann.

As a team, the Hilltoppers sit in 10th place of 15 teams with a 585 (287-298) tally heading into Tuesday’s final round, which begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. Host South Alabama leads the team competition.

All five WKU golfers shot between 68 and 74 in the opening round. Junior Bryant Evans is tied for 38th place with a 147 (73-74) total, and his first-round 73 was his lowest score of the season.

Redshirt sophomore Billy Tom Sargent is tied for 46th at 149 (73-76), while sophomore Blake Smith (74-76) and redshirt senior Nick Thompson (73-77) are both tied for 51st at 150.

The rest of WKU’s team competed nearby in the USA Individual Tournament at the par-71, 7,158-yard Magnolia Grove Falls Golf Course.

In that 37-player field, Hilltopper freshman Tom Bevington is in eighth with a 145 (74-71) total.

Sophomore Stuart Easton is tied for 11th with a 147 (74-73) total, and freshman Kyle Jeffers is tied for 18th at 150 (73-77). Senior Colin Frizzell is 34th at 166 (88-78).

The USA Individual Tournament also concludes at 8 a.m. Tuesday with a shotgun start.

MSA Tournament First Day Results

T3. Linus Lo (68-72-140)
T38. Bryant Evans (73-74-147)
T46. Billy Tom Sargent (73-76-149)
T51. Blake Smith (74-76-150)
T51. Nick Thompson (73-77-150)

USA Individual Tournament First Day Results

8. Tom Bevington (74-71-145)
T11. Stuart Easton (74-73-147)
T18. Kyle Jeffers (73-77-150)
34. Colin Frizzell (88-78-166)

How to follow the Hilltoppers: For complete information on WKU Hilltopper Golf, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUMensGolf.

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Zach Greenwell
Associate Director
WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations

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