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MHB men's golf leads UMHB Fall Invitational and also has third place team

KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s golf team took full advantage of finally getting a chance to play on its home course and the Cru put two teams in the top three on the opening day of the UMHB Fall Invitational. UMHB has teams in first and third place halfway through the event.

The UMHB Purple Team fired a five-under par 283 on Monday to grab a nine-stroke lead. That 283 total matches the fourth lowest single round total in the history of Cru men’s golf. Southeastern Oklahoma is in second place with a 292 and UMHB’s Gold Team posted a 295 team total for third place. LeTourneau University is in fourth place with a 302 and U.T.-Dallas rounds out the top five after shooting 303. St. Thomas carded a 310 for sixth place, U.T.-Permian Basin is in seventh place after firing a 311, Jacksonville College posted 315 for eighth place, Howard Payne holds down ninth place with a 321 and University of Dallas is in tenth place at 324. There are a total of 13 teams competing in the tournament.

Three UMHB players are tied for the individual lead after opening with two-under par 70’s on Monday. Alden Fortner, Mats Heien and Kyle Revis all posted that number for the Cru. Reese Chance fired a 71 and is in fourth place, Jarrod Brown is tied for fifth place with a 72, Zane Washburn and Zach Daroowala are tied for 12th place with 74’s, Mason Wyatt recorded a 77 to tie for 21st place, Cort Crawley shot 78 to tie for 29th place and Kade Bentley is tied for 35th place with an opening round 79 for UMHB.

The two-day, 36-hole event is being played on a par-72, 7,153-yard layout at Stonetree Golf Course in Killeen. Teams will tee off for Tuesday’s final round with an 8:45 AM shotgun start.

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