Centenary leads UAM Fall Classic; Three Gents in top five
Monday, October 20, 2014

CABOT, Ark. – The Centenary men’s golf team sits atop the team leader board after the first day of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fall Classic. Centenary fired a 306 in the opening round to lead by 10 strokes heading into the final round on Tuesday.

A trio of Gents sits among the top five including Jamie Gibson and Hank Strickler tied for second after shooting 74s to open the Classic. Strickler’s 74 is his best first round of the season and is tied for his best round of the season while Gibson’s 74 is tied for his second best round on the year.

Reese Chance sits just two strokes back of his teammates and tied for fifth overall with a 76 which is tied for his second best round on the campaign.

Larry Balthazar is tied for 23rd overall after shooting an 82 in the first round with Cory Costanza in 40th with an opening day score of 92.

Competing as an individual is Graham Maxwell who is tied for 42nd with a 95.

Centenary leads Division I Murray State which shot a 316 in the first round and is second. A trio of Division II squads follows led by Christian Brothers in third with a 317. Southern Arkansas is fourth with a 319 and the host Boll Weevils in fifth with a 324.

Loyola University of New Orleans, a NAIA member, is sixth with a 332 and Ouachita Baptist concludes the Classic field in seventh with a 335.

MSU’s Andrew Grant leads the individual field with a 73 – one over par. Gibson and Strickler are tied with Trent Jones from Arkansas State with Theodor Karlsson from UAM tied with Chance in fifth.

Centenary concludes its final fall tournament on Tuesday.