OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AStateRedWolves.com) – Led by a fifth-place effort from senior Easton Key, the Arkansas State men's golf team finished the Bill Ross Intercollegiate on Tuesday in eighth place among 15 teams with a combined 893 shot at the Milburn Golf and Country Club.
A-State climbed one place in the standings on Tuesday after recording a 305 and 293 for Monday's first and second rounds, respectively. The Red Wolves turned in a 296 for the last 18 holes, led by a team-best 70 from Chance Holden. A-State ended the tournament only one stroke behind seventh-place Northern Iowa and within five strokes of fifth-place Wichita State.
Central Arkansas claimed the tournament championship with an 872, while Oklahoma Christian finished runner-up and Louisiana-Monroe third. The Red Wolves finished ahead of Missouri State, Oral Roberts, Air Force, SIU-Edwardsville, Drake, Creighton and Western Illinois.
Key recorded a two-under par 214, including a low round of 68, to lead Arkansas State. Also competing for the Red Wolves, Matthew Loiacano finished tied for 32nd place with a 225, Holden tied for 38th with a 226, Alex Hewitt tied for 68th with a 234 and Landon Hearnes 76th with a 238.
Arkansas State returns to action Oct. 27-28 at the Miromar Lakes Collegiate at Fort Meyers, Fla.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3--TOTAL)
8, Arkansas State (305-293-296--893)
5, Easton Key (73-68-73--214)
T32, Matthew Loiacano (80-73-72--225)
T38, Chance Holden (79-77-70--226)
T68, Alex Hewitt (74-79-81--234)