Arkansas State Men’s Golf Tied for Ninth at Jackrabbit Invitational

Courtesy Arkansas State University Athletics Department

PRIMM, Nev. (3/11/13) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team turned in its best round this spring Monday at the Jackrabbit Invitational, shooting a first-round 297 to complete the 54-hole tournament’s first day tied for ninth place among 14 teams.

The Red Wolves’ 297 shot on the Primm Valley Golf Club’s Desert course was their best since recording a third-round 296 at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate back in October. A-State is tied with Youngstown State and Illinois State and is within nine strokes of third-place South Dakota State. Air Force leads the field with a 276, while Idaho is second with a 278.

The Red Wolves were led by Easton Key, who carded a 72 to finish the opening round tied for 18th place. The junior’s score was his best this spring, and he is looking for his second top-20 finish of the year.

Tied for 30th place, freshman Seth Garner posted a 74, his second-best score this year, to end the day tied for 30th place. Also competing for the Red Wolves, Matt Howton is tied for 39th place with a 75, Chance Holden tied for 53rd place with a 76 and Sean Brock tied for 63rd with a 78.

The tournament’s second round was suspended due to darkness, but will resume Tuesday morning and will be followed by third and final round.




T9, Arkansas State (297–297)

T18, Easton Key (72–72) – best spring

T30, Seth Garner (74–74) second best this year

T39, Matt Howton (75–75)

T53, Chance Holden (76–76)

T63, Sean Brock (78–78)

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