Blake Smith’s even-par 71 set the tone for the WKU men’s golf team Tuesday before play was suspended in the first round of the Bob Sitton Invitational.

The sophomore Smith carded four birdies on the opening day of the event hosted by Oral Roberts at the par-71, 6,733-yard TPC Four Seasons. He’s tied for 12th individually based on current scores.

WKU finished its round before play was suspended for darkness with a 5-over team total of 289. That was good enough for fifth in the deep 22-team field at the time play was halted.

Players will return to the course at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday to complete the first round. WKU will begin its second round at 12:20 p.m.

Freshman Kyle Jeffers followed Smith for the Hilltoppers with a 1-over 72. Jeffers started his day with a triple-bogey but answered with four birdies the rest of the way to even it out.

Redshirt sophomore Billy Tom Sargent and freshman Tom Bevington each carded 2-over 73s, and redshirt freshman Linus Lo fired a 78.

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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