Hardrockers tee it up at Arkansas Tech Invite
Release Date Tuesday, March 11, 2014

DANVILLE, Ark.— The South Dakota School of Mines men’s golf team finished up its first tournament of the 2014 spring season taking 17th place during the Dave Falconer Memorial Invitational Tuesday in Danville, Ark. The meet was hosted by Arkansas Tech and held at Chamberlyne Country Club.

The Hardrockers carded a two-day team score of 666 (342-324). Henderson State (Okla.) won the tournament with a final score of 580 (+4) while Southwestern Oklahoma just edged Arkansas Tech for second place with a 586 (+10).

Michael Hearne of Southern Nazarene  (Okla.) was the individual winner, shooting a tournament score of 140 (-4).

For the Hardrockers, freshman Walker Hoolehan came in with the lowest scores carding a 36-hole score of 157 (80-77) and a share of 59th place. Seniors Tyler Frich (88-77) and Brogan Papel (86-79) both posted scores of 165 to tie for 83rd place. Freshman Korey Pryer put up a two-day total of 181 (90-91) for 92nd place and freshman Matt Stiegel ended with 187 (88-99) strokes.

South Dakota Mines returns to action March 20-21 at the Yellowjacket Invitational in Billings, Mont.

Day 1 Results

DANVILLE, Ark. --- The South Dakota School of Mines men’s golf team teed off on the 2014 spring season Monday during the Dave Falconer Memorial Invitational, hosted by Arkansas Tech at the Chamberlyne Country Club in Danville, Ark.

After the first round, the Hardrockers are sitting in 17th place with a team score of 342.  This year marks the third annual Dave Falconer Classic. Arkansas Tech is sitting on top of the leader board after Day 1 along with Henderson State who both shot a 287 (-1). AT and Henderson State (Ark.) hold a six-shot lead over Southern Nazarene (Okla.) with 293 strokes and a seven-shot lead over Southwestern Oklahoma (294).

Individually, Michael Hearne (Southern Nazarene) and George Adams (Southern Arkansas State) lead the tournament each carding 18-hole scores of 68 while Arkansas Tech’s Alex Mahlik and Brian Belz are both tied for third after posting scores of 70.

The Hardrockers low score came from freshman Walker Hoolehan, who finished the first round with an 80 (41-39) and tied for 66th place. Senior Brogan Papel ended the first day with an 86 (43-43) for 88th place, senior Tyler Frich (44-44) and freshman Matt Stiegel (42-46) both posted scores of 88 for a share of 90th place and freshman Korey Pryer rounded out the day in 93rd place with 90 (46-44).



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