Kaman and Kirk leading CU at LSC/RMAC Shootout
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2020
Cameron University Athletics
Kenton Means – Sports Information Director
EL PASO, Texas – Cameron’s Tyler Kaman’s field leading first round has him tied for second, while the Aggie men’s golf team is in fifth at the LSC/RMAC Shootout at the Butterfield Trail Golf Club.
The Aggies opened the event with a first round 293, led by their top-2 players Kaman and Joey Kirk. In the second round, they used a team effort to put together a 288 18-hole score to give them a 581 through two rounds. They are currently 11 strokes back of the current leader and host, Western New Mexico.
Kaman was on fire in the opening round, carding a 67, which was the lowest individual score of the first two rounds. Kirk put up a solid second score for the Black and Gold, shooting a 71, which had him in the top-10 through 18 holes with his teammate. Logan Durst added a 77 to the round, while junior Devin Whipple and freshman Josiah Crews both had shot 78 in the first frame.
In the second round, the back-half of the CU lineup stepped up, led by Whipple, who improved his first round score by seven strokes. Kirk led the grouping with a 70, giving him a 141 for the day, while Kaman followed up his 67 with a 72, which has him tied for second individually. Additionally, Durst added a 75 and Crews shot a 76 to give them scores of 152 and 154 respectively.
Donovan Osborne is competing as an individual from Cameron and is tied with fellow Aggie Durst with a 152 (76+76) through 36 holes in El Paso.
Kaman had the lone eagle for CU on Monday to go along with his nine birdies, which was one better than his teammate Kirk. Whipple tied for the field lead with 27 pars on the day.
The Mustangs from WNMU own a four stroke lead over the Mustangs from Midwestern State with Colorado Mesa lurking in the third spot with a 575. Just a stroke ahead of the Aggies lies Colorado-Colorado Spring with a 580, while four strokes back of CU is UT Permian Basin.
Kaman trails the individual leader, MSU’s Garrett Leek, who matched scores of 68 during Monday’s rounds. Tied in the second spot with CU’s top guy is UTPB’s Parker Beaty, who had reverse of what Kaman shot with a 72 in the first and a 67 in the second round.
Cameron is within striking distance of the tournament lead, and will need to keep lowering their score for the final round, which will begin Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.