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LeTourneau in eighth after day one of John Davis Group UTD Classic

LONGVIEW, March 25, 2014— Through the first 36 holes of the John Davis Group UTD Classic, the LeTourneau University men’s golf team is in eighth place. The YellowJackets shot a 36-hole total of 693 (347-346) to begin the tournament.

University of Texas-Tyler leads the tournament with a 612 (313-299), who extended their lead from a stroke to seven strokes from the first to second round, respectively. The Patriots are led by co-individual leader Buddy Hallman, who shot a 149 (76-73). Hallman shares the lead with Josh Hernandez of Concordia (78-71).

The top individual for LeTourneau is Will Park, who is 25th after shooting a 164 (82-82). Park is shot an 82 or better on nine occasions in 2013-14 to lead the YellowJackets. Nathan Kleoppel is tied for 34th after recording a 171 (86-85). Jacob Soerens is 38th after posting a 177 (88-89) and teammates Austin Gray and Spencer Gregory are tied for 41st after a 36-hole total of 182.

The final 18 holes will be played, starting at 8 a.m.

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