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Cassetty in Top 15, Golden Eagle men's golf team ninth to open season

PINEVILLE, Ky. -- Tyler Cassetty had a great start and a solid finish. It was the middle round that cost him. The junior carded scores of 70 in the first round Monday and 74 to wrap up play Tuesday, sandwiched around a second round 79 as he placed 12th overall in the indivual standings at Morehead State's 54-hole Wasioto Winds Fall Kick-Off Tournament.

The Golden Eagles placed ninth in the team standings of the 10-team tournament with a 909 score in a close finish between the final four teams.

Murray State blistered the course for a 40-shot victory with an 845 team total. Belmont (885) was second, followed closely by Southern Illinois (886). John A. Logan College (891) slipped to fourth after opening the final day in second place, while Bellarmine (892) rounded out the Top five.

The second five was led by UT Martin (900), while four strokes separated the final four teams. Walters State (907) took seventh, Lipscomb (908) was eighth, Tech (909) was ninth and host Morehead State (910) was 10th.

Cassetty narrowly missed a Top 10 finish, posting a total of 223 to pace coach Craig King's squad. Redshirt freshman Greg Kitts was the next finisher for Tech, placing 35th with a score of 228. Junior Lee Maxwell was just one shot back at 229 to finish 38th, while junior Travis Ramsey and freshman Mason Griffin tied for 50th palce at 234.

A sixth Tech player, freshman Sam Schrock, was in 44th place with a 232 while competing individually.

The next tourney for the Golden Eagles is the Murray State Invitational, Oct. 4-5.