AMARILLO, Texas – The Rogers State men's golf team ranks 13th as a team after the first two rounds of the Ryan Palmer Foundation Invitational on Monday (Sept. 11) at Tascosa Country Club. The Hillcats shot a first round score of 288 and followed with a 299 in the second round for a total score of 587. 

Freshman Aiden Gavey paced the Hillcats with a two round total of even par 144 at the par 72 course. He started with a team-best 2-under-par 70 in his first round as a Hillcat. The freshman from Celedonia, Ontario carded a 2-over-par 74 in the second round for the 144 score. 

Junior Patrick Bart was one shot behind Gavey after the first round with a score of 1-under-par 71. The junior posted a score of 5-over-par 77 in the second round to total a two-round score of 4-over-par 148. 

Freshman Richard Cheetham finished one shot after Bart at 5-over-par 149 through 36 holes today. Cheetham shot a 1-over-par 73 in his first collegiate round, and then fired a 4-over-par 76 in the second round. 

Another freshman Peter Cummins totaled a score of 8-over-par 152. Cummins opened with a 2-over-par 74 in the first round. The Lurgan, Northern Ireland native finished with a 6-over-par second round score of 152. 

Senior Alex Marsh put together the best second round score for the Hillcats at even par 72. In the first round, Marsh tallied a score of 10-over-par 82 for a two-round score of 10-over-par 154.

In the team standings Texas A&M-Commerce holds a one shot edge on West Texas A&M at 558 for 36 holes. WTAMU registered a score of 559 in the two rounds.

Gonzalo Pan De Soraluce of Western New Mexico, Brayden Cruth of WTAMU and Tim Amundson of Colorado Mines are tied in first individually at 8-under-par 136 after two rounds. 

The final round is tomorrow (Sept. 12) with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

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