Kent State Among The Leaders At Desert Intercollegiate
Golden Flashes were three shots back in round one
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PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Kent State got off to another strong start at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate presented by Cleveland Golf on Saturday. The Golden Flashes opened play with a six-under 282 that had the No. 18/19 ranked squad in third place amongst the 24-team field and three shots off the leader. Second round play was halted due to darkness on Saturday. The remainder of round two as well as the third and final round will be concluded starting at 7:30 a.m. Pacific on Sunday.
Playing the par 72 Classic Club golf course in Palm Springs, Calif., Kent State's opening round was highlighted by a 67 (-5) from sophomore Corey Conners (Listowel, Ontario) who was tied for second after the first 18 holes of play. Fellow sophomore Taylor Pendrith (Richmond Hill, Ontario) also found himself in the top 10 shooting a 70 (-2) which tied him for 6th.
Senior Mackenzie Hughes (Dundas, Ontario), who was tied for 12th added a 71 and junior Kevin Miller (Dover, Ohio) posted a 74 to round out the first round counters for the Golden Flashes.
Sophomore Kyle Kmiecik (Avon, Ohio) was the non-counter for Kent State in the opening round with an 81.
The Golden Flashes 282 left them three off the pace set by No. 12 UNLV with a 279. No. 2 Auburn was second with a 280. Kent State was followed by Saint Mary's (284) and Texas-Arlington (285). No. 13 Texas A&M was five shots back of the Golden Flashes with an opening round 287.