Oct. 7, 2013
Bearcat Invitational Results - First Round
HEBRON, Ky. - University of Cincinnati junior Baxter Reeves (Montgomery, Ala./Brewbaker Tech/Central Alabama CC) carded a 2-under par 70 to tie for fourth place, two strokes off the lead Monday after the opening round of the Bearcat Invitational at Traditions Golf Club (par 72; 7,100 yards).
Reeves posted three birdies on holes No. 10, 15 and 17 to record a 3-under 33 on the back nine to tie Marshall's Jeremy Rogers (70) for fourth place. Tennessee Tech's Mitchell Thomas leads the 80-player field after earning a 4-under 68. Austin Peay's Anthony Bradley (69) and Tennessee Tech's Lee Whitehead (69) are tied for second.
"Baxter continues to be very solid," UC head coach Doug Martin said. "He shot 70 in the first round and really didn't get off to a good start. He was 2-over through nine holes but made a good rally coming in. We need to keep that performance up from him the rest of this tournament."
Cincinnati has two squads competing in the 16 team field. The Red squad is in fourth place at even par 288. The Black squad is tied for 12th at 301.
Tennessee Tech leads the team standings at 4-under 284, followed by Austin Peay (3-under 285) and Marshall (1-under 287).
"It was a good start for us," Martin said. "It was a little cool and quite breezy this morning and, obviously, all the rain over the weekend made for very soft conditions. I'm happy with the start. We need to get something going in the second round though."
UC Red squad teammates junior Jared Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School) and freshman Jared O'Kelley (Canton, Ga./Creekview High School) are tied for ninth at even par 72. Other UC Red team finishes include junior John Michael O'Toole (Pinson, Ala./Pinson Valley High School/Central Alabama CC) tied for 27th at 2-over 74 and sophomore Emerson Newsome (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek High School) tied for 38th at 3-over 75.
The UC Black team is led by sophomore Adam Millson (Florence, Ky./Randall U. Cooper High School), who is tied for 18th place at 1-over 73. Sophomore Blake Hamilton (Union, Ky./Ryle High School) is tied for 27th at 2-over 74. Freshman Chad Howard (Dublin, Ohio/Jerome High School) is tied for 48th at 4-over 76. Freshman Brennen Walsh (Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder High School) had a 6-over 78 to tie for 61st place. Junior Michael Wolf (Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller High School) is tied for 75th place at 82.
The second round was halted due to darkness and will resume Tuesday at 9 a.m. The final round will begin afterward.