WKU’s Stuart Easton and Billy Tom Sargent are within striking distance after 36 holes at the Memphis Intercollegiate and have the Hilltoppers in fourth place with one round to go.

Easton, a junior, is tied for fourth individually following Monday’s first two rounds at the event, while the redshirt sophomore Sargent is one stroke behind and tied for sixth.

Easton carded an even-par 72 in the first round at the 7,235-yard Colonial Country Club, then tied his career low with a 3-under 69 in the second round for a 3-under 141 total. Easton played bogey-free golf in his second round with three birdies.

Sargent turned in a 2-under 70 to open play and followed with an even-par 72 in his second round for a 2-under 142 total.

Both Hilltoppers hung close to the individual leader, UT Martin’s Hunter Richardson, who is at 6 under.

WKU is in fourth place with a 7-over 583 (293-290) total, just two strokes behind third-place Memphis and six strokes behind the co-leaders, Little Rock and Middle Tennessee.

Freshman Crimson Callahan is also in the top 20 with a 2-over 146 (73-73), tying him for 18th. The 73s were the best scores of his young career.

Sophomore Tom Bevington is tied for 53rd at 154 (78-76), and freshman Chase Landrum is tied for 61st at 156 (79-77) in his college debut.

Senior Bryant Evans is tied for 51st with a 153 (74-79) total while competing as an individual.

The teams will wrap up competition at 8:15 a.m. CT Tuesday in the final round.

Memphis Intercollegiate Day One Results

T4. Stuart Easton (72-69-141)
T6. Billy Tom Sargent (70-72-142)
T18. Crimson Callahan (73-73-146)
T51. Bryant Evans (74-79-153)
T53. Tom Bevington (78-76-154)
T61. Chase Landrum (79-77-156)

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Zach Greenwell
Associate Director
WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations