Tepe Leading Bearcats at Marshall Invitational


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – University of Cincinnati senior David Tepe (Liberty Township, Ohio, Lakota East) is tied for 25th place after two rounds at the Marshall Invitational at the Guyan Golf and Country Club (6,523 yards, par 71).

Tepe owns a 70-75=145 score entering Tuesday’s final round. He was only two shots off the lead after the morning’s opening round, posted a 1-under par 70. However, Tepe’s 4-over par 75 in the afternoon’s second round has him 10 shots behind tournament leader Korey Ward (69-66=135) of Xavier.

The Bearcats are 10th in the team standings at 294-289=583. Virginia leads the 16-team field at 277-271=548.

A trio of Bearcats are tied for 31st place at 146, including freshman Emerson Newsome (Hoschton, Ga./Mill Creek) at 76-70=146, sophomore Michael Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller) at 74-72=146 and freshman Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle) at 74-72=146. Sophomore Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome) is 79th at 79-75=154.   

"We had a very positive day," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "I am very pleased with the effort this team is giving. We must continue to work at eliminating unforced errors. Tomorrow is a great opportunity for us to make a move up the leaderboard. It will take a complete team effort."

Final-round action begins Tuesday at 8 a.m.