SUN CITY, Texas - Hardin-Simmons' men's golf team is in fourth place after shooting a season-best 303 at the UMHB Fall Invitational at the par-72 Cowan Creek Golf Course in Sun City.
Sean Aleman led the way for the Cowboys with a 73, which put him in a tie for ninth place overall. Ryan Hughes shot a 74 and is tied for 13th place. Brandon Heard and Sam Rogers each shot 78 and Preston Godfrey shot an 83.
The Cowboys also took three players that played as medalists. Austin Prior shot a 79, David Buzali shot an 86 and Hiram Benitez shot an 89.
It was the first career collegiate rounds for Rogers, Godfrey and Benitez.
Tyler Junior College is running away from the field after shooting a 4-under par 284. Northwood is second with a 296, Mary Hardin-Baylor shot a 298. Brandon Rougeau of Tyler Junior College leads the individual race with a 67.
The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday.
4 Hardin-Simmons 303
T 9 Sean Aleman 73
T 13 Ryan Hughes 74
T 30 Brandon Heard 78
T 30 Sam Rogers 78
T 49 Preston Godfrey 83
Playing As Medalists
T 36 Austin Prior 79
T 53 David Buzali 86
57 Hiram Benitez 89
1 Tyler Junior College 284
2 Northwood U. - TX 296
3 Mary Hardin-Baylor 298
4 Hardin-Simmons 303
5 UMHB Gold 306
7 Centenary College 307
8 Concordia Purple 312
9 Louisiana College 315
10 Jacksonville College 324
11 Dallas 398
Top 10 Individuals Team Score
1 Brandon Rougeau Tyler JC 67
2 Brian Kauffman UMHB Gold 70
Austin Hughes N'wood-TX 70
4 Charlie Cameron Tyler JC 71
5 Hank Strickler Centenary 72
Zach Looney TAMU-Texk 72
Larry Balthazar Centenary 72
Jarrod Brown MaryHdBayl 72
9 Sean Aleman HSU 73
Tim Nichols Tyler JC 73
Information for this story provided by HSU Athletics.
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