Arkansas State men’s golf leads by 13 shots after Day 1 of Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate

Arkansas State men's golf dominates Monday at Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

Hosting the 24th Annual Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate, the Arkansas State men’s golf team completed the 54-hole tournament’s opening two rounds Monday at RidgePointe Country Club with a combined 555 (-21) to place it atop the 13-team field.

The Red Wolves ended the day with seven of eight players inside the top 25 individual leaders. Senior Julien Sale leads the field with a combined 137 (-7). All five players in the A-State lineup are in the top 11.

A-State began play with a 280 (-8) and followed with a season-low 275 (-13), giving it a 13-stroke lead over second-place Oral Roberts. UT Arlington stands third with a combined 580 (+4). The Red Wolves have won the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate each of the last four seasons and nine times since the tournament began in 1997.

Sale shot an even-par 72 in the opening round and followed it with the low round of the day with a 7-under 65. Sophomore Luka Naglic is tied for second with a combined 139 (-5) with sophomore Jack Madden tied for fourth at 4-under 140. Senior Zan Luka Stirn is tied for seventh at 2-under 142 with freshman Adam Thorp 11th at 1-under 143.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, redshirt-freshman Connor Wilson is tied for seventh with a combined 142 (-2). Freshman Michael Weppernig is tied for 26th with a combined 148 (+4) and freshman Cade Uhlenhake is tied for 51st at 154 (+10).

The tournament’s third-and-final round will be played Tuesday with tee times off the first and 10th tee beginning at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available at For the latest on A-State men’s golf, follow on Twitter (@AStateMGolf), Facebook (/AStateGolf) and Instagram (astatemensgolf).

Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate | RidgePointe CC | Jonesboro, Ark.

1. Arkansas State | 280-275=555 (-21)

1. Julien Sale | 72-65=137 (-7)

T2. Luka Naglic | 68-71=139 (-5)

T4. Jack Madden | 71-69=140 (-4)

T7. Zan Luka Stirn | 72-70=142 (-2)

11. Adam Thorp | 69-74=143 (-1)


T7. Connor Wilson | 73-69=142 (-2)

T26. Michael Weppernig | 75-73=148 (+4)

T51. Cade Uhlenhake | 79-75=154 (+10)

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