Central Missouri shot a team score of 14-over par, 298, on a cold and windy day at Topeka Country Club to grab the top spot after the first round of competition. Due to the cold temperatures and poor weather the tournament is being shortened to 36 holes with the second round on Tuesday becoming the final round.
The five-man team of Travis Simmons, Alex Springer, Shayne Allan, Kaden Macha and Brett Windsor hold an eight-shot lead over the host, Washburn, heading in to Tuesday’s final 18 holes. Simmons was at even par and tied for second after an opening round 71. Alex Springer was three-over par and in fourth place with Allan one shot back in a tie for fifth. Mach was seven-over par on the day and tied for 19th, while Windsor shot an opening round 79, eight-over par, and is tied for 26th.
Cole Dillon is the first round leader, playing as an individual separate from the team he shot a one-under par 70 to grab the lead. Ian Barnes also played as an individual ad is tied for 34th after an opening round 80.
The second and final round will get underway at 10 a.m. on Tuesday