LaTech Leads First Day of Hal Sutton Intercollegiate, Gents Second
Monday, April 4, 2005

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Day 1 Results - Rounds 1 & 2

BOSSIER CITY, La – Louisiana Tech leads the annual Hal Sutton Intercollegiate at the Golf Club at StoneBridge after the first day, shooting 569 in two rounds of play.  All five of the Bulldogs golfers are in the top ten including a pair tied for first.  Host Centenary shot par on the second stanza to pull in second.


Centenary’s David Viviano had the round of the day, shooting the tournament low of 67.  He finished tied for third on the day with a 143.


LaTech jumped out of the gates early, taking a commanding lead after the first round of play with 283.  Derek Busby and Preston Smith shot identical 69’s while Jason Jenkins joined them below par with 70.  Chad Carter and Logan Riester both shot 75’s to help give the Bulldogs a 12-stroke lead after 18. 


Smith and Jenkins shot 72 and 71 respectively in the second round to finish the day tied for first with 141.  LaTech held off the Gents by two strokes on round two to come away with the best showing of the round with 286.


Brett Kaufman’s 74 paced the Gents through the first 18 holes and posted a 75 in the second round to finish at 149, tied for 15th with Mackey Miles who shot a reverse 75 and 74.  John Kizer shaved off nine strokes from his first round score to finish tied for 25th with 153, shooting 81 and 72.  Brian Grone finished the day 43rd with 168 and Jay Binderim, playing as an individual, finished 44th with 171.


Louisiana Tech leads Centenary by 22 strokes (569 to 591), while Sam Houston State (598), Nicholls State (599), and Texas State (602) are hot on the Gents trail.  Battling for the next spot are Jackson State (608) and Western Kentucky (609), followed by Idaho State (627).  McNeese State did not finish because of a lack of players able to continue.