October 15, 2012

Tech tied for ninth at Kenny Perry Invitational; Cunningham leads TTU


BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Freshman Adam Cunningham jumped into the team lead and climbed into a tie for 23rd place Monday in the second round of the Kenny Perry Invitational, being hosted by Western Kentucky at The Club at Old Stone.

The Golden Eagles are tied with Troy for ninth place, just a few shots out of the Top 5 in the 12-team tournament with 18 holes remaining on Tuesday.

Cunningham followed his first-round 85 with a 77 Monday, the lowest score of the day for coach Polk Brown’s team. His 36-hole score of 162 has him just five strokes from the Top 10. Junior Greg Kitts, had the next best round Monday with a 79, a 15-shot recovery from his opening round 94 in the windy conditions.

Freshman Mitch Thomas, who had Tech’s best score Sunday at 79, followed with an 84 Monday and is tied for 27th place at 163. Senior Lee Maxwell is tied for 37th place at 165 after shooting an 84 Monday. Lee Whitehead is tied for 53rd place at 171 with rounds of 86 and 85.

Jacksonville State maintained its hold on first place, shooting a 309 Monday after an opening round 305. With a 614 total, the Gamecocks hold a nine-shot lead over Louisville (623). Akron (627) is in third place, followed by Austin Peay (630) and Charleston Southern (646) in the Top 5.

The second five includes Morehead State (652), Belmont (653), Western Kentucky (654), and Tech and Troy (655). Eastern Kentucky (656) and Louisiana-Monroe (657) round out the field.