CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (9/16/18) – Led by four players ending the Golfweek Conference Challenge’s opening round among the top-10 individuals, the Arkansas State men’s golf team completed the 54-hole tournament’s first round Sunday atop the leaderboard in a field made up of 16 teams.

The Red Wolves shot an 11-under 277, giving them a four-stroke cushion over second-place Jacksonville and a five-stroke lead over third-place Iowa. A-State is also leading teams such as Kansas State, UCLA and Boston College.

Sitting in third place with a 68, senior Joel Wendin leads A-State and is within two strokes of individual leader Thomas Thurloway of Jacksonville. He is followed closely by teammate Julien Sale, who is tied for fourth place after carding a 69.

Also finishing the day among the top 10 leaders for A-State were Zan Luka Stirn and Jakub Bares, who both recorded a 70 to place them tied for ninth. Luka Naglic is currently tied for 43rd place after shooting a 74.

The Golfweek Conference Challenge will continue Monday with the second round.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1)
1, Arkansas State (277)
3, Joel Wendin (68)
T4, Julien Sale (69)
T9, Zan Luka Stirn (70)
T9, Jakub Bares (70)
T43, Luka Naglic (74)