Western Kentucky tied for third place Tuesday at the 36-hole Intercollegiate at The Grove hosted by Middle Tennessee in College Grove, Tenn.

“I’m very pleased with how our team responded this week,” WKU coach Chan Metts said in a news release. “We faced some adversity on and off the course, but we never had a ‘poor me’ attitude. Our guys showed a lot of mental toughness battling this week and we took several steps in the right direction. We still haven’t quite put together a complete tournament, but we are getting closer. Our best golf is still in front of us.”

Jack Poole led WKU, finishing tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard after firing a final-round 1-under 71. The junior transfer recorded a 36-hole total of 1-under 143.

Senior Linus Lo carded a 3-under 69 in Tuesday’s final round. Lo notched seven birdies and finished tied for 10th at The Grove Club (par-72, 7,368-yard). Lo and Poole’s top-10 finishes are the first time this season multiple Hilltoppers have placed in the top 10 at the same event.

WKU senior Tom Bevington had a 2-over 74 and tied for 33rd. Chase Landrum was WKU’s fourth score in the final round after recording a 4-over 76. The junior tied for 37th overall.

Caleb O’Toole completed the event with a 6-over 78 and tied for 75th.

Completing his Hilltopper debut was Patrick Kennedy. The freshman competed as an individual and tied for 79th with a 36-hole total of 162.

Tennessee won the team title with a 7-under 569. Tennessee’s Tyler Johnson took the individual title with a score of 6-under 138.

WKU will be back in action Monday at Georgia State’s Autotrader Collegiate Classic.


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