WKU redshirt junior Billy Tom Sargent fired a 3-under 68 on Saturday – the best round of the day by two strokes – to vault up the leaderboard into a tie for seventh after the second round of Indiana’s Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
Sargent improved by nine strokes over Friday’s opening-round 77, offsetting two double-bogeys with seven birdies in Saturday’ second outing. He’s tied for second with nine birdies overall in the tournament.
Sargent was one of just two players to break par Saturday at the par-71, 7,155-yard Wolf Run Golf Club. That effort shot him up the leaderboard after finishing day one in a tie for 44th, and he’s just five strokes out of the lead entering the final 18 holes.
The 68 was Sargent’s best single round since the Steelwood Intercollegiate in October 2016.
Sargent’s efforts helped WKU improve by 16 strokes as a team Saturday and move from 15th to 13th in the team standings with a 620 total (318-302).
The final round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT Sunday with tee times.
Redshirt sophomore Linus Lo also showed improvement Saturday with a 3-over 74 that included an eagle, five strokes better than his Friday performance. He’s tied for 35th entering the final round.
Junior Stuart Easton shot a 78 for the second straight day, while freshman Crimson Callahan tallied an 82.
Central Florida and Miami (Ohio) are tied for the team lead at 583. Miami (Ohio)’s Brian Ohr retained his individual lead with a 140 (66-74) tally.
Wolf Run Intercollegiate Day Two Results
T7. Billy Tom Sargent (77-68-145)
T35. Linus Lo (79-74-153)
T56. Stuart Easton (78-78-156)
T83. Crimson Callahan (84-82-166)
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