SHSU first after day one of home tourney

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Rain, lightning and thunder could not keep Sam Houston State golf from picking up right where it left off last week in their home tournament Monday at the Harold Funston Intercollegiate at Raven Nest Golf Club.

The Bearkat men’s and women’s teams sit at the top of the team leaderboards heading into today’s last rounds. The men have a one-shot lead while the women hold an eight-shot lead over Western Texas Community College.

A weather delay at 10 a.m. on Monday caused a two-hour delay during the first round of the tournament. The second round will finish today before the third round commences.

“I think the weather delay was good for us,” SHSU head coach Brandt Kieschnick said. “We didn’t get off to a great start this morning. But it made things tougher and we finished our round pretty strong. I see it as a positive in that it gave us a chance to regroup.”

Senior Zach Cabra leads the individual leaderboard after firing a 69 in the first round. Last year, Cabra won the home tournament after breaking 70 in every round of the tournament.

Senior Logan Boatner finished tied for fifth last week at the Badger Invitational with Cabra. After one round, Boatner is three shots behind his teammate and tied at seventh.

Rounding the SHSU team is senior JT Taylor tied for 11th, sophomore Klein Klotz at 13th and junior Andrew Ertel tied for 21st. Competing individually for the Bearkats, senior Dennis Reiner is tied for 13th, freshman Jake McCrory tied for 36th and senior Andrew Johnson tied for 45th.

Junior Alisa White looks to continue on her top-10 finish streak in every tournament thus far this season alongside sophomore Paige Nelson. White sits tied for second after one round while Nelson is tied for fifth.

Freshman Sarah Black also holds a tie for fifth after shooting a 73 in the first round. Junior Nicole Budnik is tied for ninth, finishing one shot behind Nelson and Black. Sophomore transfer Celeste Lo is tied for 11th.

Junior Abigayle Corson is competing individually and holds on to a tie for 18th after hitting a 78 in the opening round.

The second round will tee-off at 8:30 a.m.