HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Lyon College men's golf team placed 12th at the Natural State Golf Classic Tuesday afternoon, after recording a total score of 631. As a team, the Scots improved by seven strokes from the first round. Royce LoBianco led the men's team with a score of 152, to place in a tie for 39th place. Katherine Bartley (SR/Vilonia, Ark.) (pictured below left) recorded a total score of 171 to place tied for ninth on the women' side.
Hailey Elmore (FR/Jacksonville, Ark.) finished in 31st place with a total score of 214.
Arkansas Tech took home the men's title after posting a total score of 576, while host team Harding University (Ark.) placed second, carding a 579. Henderson State University (Ark.) came in third place with a 583, while John A. Logan College finished two strokes behind Henderson State in fourth, with a 585. Southern Arkansas University jumped two spots to place in a tie for fifth with Arkansas-Monticello, as each team scored a 593. Harding's 'B' team placed seventh with a 595, while Freed-Hardeman came in eighth place with a 603. Mississippi College placed ninth with a 605, while Christian Brothers University (Tenn.) and Central Baptist came in a tie for 10th place with scores of 610 each.
Nathan Wilson (SR/Garfield, Ark.) finished second on the team in 53rd with a score of 156, while August Reynolds (FR/Harrison, Ark.) ([pictured below right) placed in a tie for 59th with a score of 161, and improved by five strokes from the first round. Joshua Lunceford (JR/Mountain Home, Ark.) and Bryce Carter (FR/Enola, Ark.) rounded out the squad, as Lunceford placed 62nd with a score of 162, while Carter improved 11 strokes from the first round, to card a total of 177 and place 64th.
Natural State Golf Classic (Red Apple Inn – Heber Springs, Ark.)
1 Freed-Hardeman 338-328=666
2 Arkansas-Monticello 343-326=669
3 Southern Arkansas University 350-335=685
4 Harding University 345-345=690
5 Christian Brothers University 363-373=736
T9 Katherine Bartley 83-88=171
31 Hailey Elmore 110-104=214
1 Arkansas Tech 285-291=576
2 Harding University 291-288=579
3 Henderson State 292-291=583
4 John A. Logan College 294-291=585
5 Southern Arkansas 303-290=593
6 Arkansas - Monticello 301-292=593
7 Harding University (B) 296-299=595
8 Freed-Hardeman 309-294=603
9 Mississippi College 307-298=605
T10 Christian Brothers 307-303=610
T10 Central Baptist College 309-301=610
12 Lyon College 319-312=631
T39th Royce LoBianco 76-76=152
53rd Nathan Wilson 77-79=156
T59th August Reynolds 83-78=161
62nd Joshua Lunceford 83-79=162
64th Bryce Carter 94-83=177