SU Men Second, Women Fourth At Summit

April 23, 2012
By SUU Strategic Communication

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Jake Holt was tied for third place after the second round of the Summit League Championship
Jake Holt was tied for third place after the second round of the Summit League Championship
Courtesy: SUU Media Relations

PRIMM, Nev., April 23 - Southern Utah's Jake Holt and Monica Jung were tied for third place in the respective men's and women's Summit League golf championships after day-one at the tournament, being held at the Primm Valley Golf Club.

Holt shot 2-under par 140 to sit tied with Oakland's Jake Cunningham in third place, eight shots off the pace of IUPUI's Ben Engle, who tore up the par 71, 7,062-yard Desert Course with an opening round 62 ­- including a hole-in-one and another eagle within a span of three holes - before finishing with a 70. IUPUI's Micahel Davan was second at 7-under par 135.

Jung was tied with Oral Roberts' Alheli Moreno at 4-over par 148, six shots behind North Dakota State's Amy Anderson, who at 142 was the only woman to break par. ORU's Tiffany Robbins was second at 3-over 147.

As a team the men shot 278-288 to sit tied with IPFW (279-287) in second place at 566, 10 shots off the pace of IUPUI, which was at 12-under par 556 after the second round.

SUU's women shot 308 and 312 to sit in fourth place at 44-over par 620, nine shots behind leader Oral Roberts (297-314) and just three behind second place UMKC (308-309, 617). North Dakota State was third at 619 (306-313).

SUU's men had a total of three players in the top-10, as Jeff Evans fired an opening round 66 before finishing with a 75 in the afternoon to turn in a score of 1-under par 141 for a share of sixth, while Sammy Cole was ninth after rounds of 72 and 70 put him at even par 142. Brad Millard (70-75) was 18th at 145 while Nic Booth (70-78) sits in 29th at 148 heading into Tuesday's final round.

On the women's side Kaohi Loo was also among the top-10 after day-one, after rounds of 79 and 73 put her at 8-over par 152 and tied for eighth place. Brittany Edwards (79-80) shot 159 for a share of 24th place, while Jamie Coking Millard (79-83) was 31st at 162 and Kacy Buckner (78-77) shot 164 and was in 37th place heading into the final round.

Tee times for the final round begin with the Thunderbird women scheduled to start at 7:30 and the men at 8:20.

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