Alex Springer fired a school-record 61, nine-under par, in the second round of the Fort Hays State Tiger Classic to put the Mules at the top of the leader board in the MIAA’s final points-scoring event of the spring. The tournament is being played at the par 70 Smoky Hill Country Club.
Springer was six-over par after a first round 76 on Tuesday morning. He followed that up with his nine-under par 61 score to sit at three-under par and holds a four-shot lead atop the individual leader board. His 61 was a school-record for a low round and set a new course record at Smoky Hill.
Shayne Allan and Cole Dillon are both tied for third, five shots back of Springer at two-over par. Both players shot one-over par 71 in both rounds. Travis Simmons is one shot back of Allan and Dillon at three-over par and alone in sixth place. He followed up his opening-round 73 with a 70 in the second round.
Playing as an individual separate from the team, Brett Windsor, is tied for 10th five-over par after shooting a 72 and a 73 on Tuesday. Kaden Macha is tied for 16th at seven-over par after rounds of 72 and 75. John Bonaobra is also playing as an individual and is tied for 30th at 10-over par. He fired rounds of 78 and 72 on the day.
The Mules are even par as a team with a two-round total of 560. They currently lead second place Lindenwood by 20 strokes and third place Northeastern State by 25.