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Gage Smith Historic Round Leads RHIT Performance at Benedictine

Gage Smith Historic Round Leads RHIT Performance at Benedictine

GALENA, Ill. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman Gage Smith fired a final round 70 in one of the best rounds in Fightin' Engineer men's golf history to lead an 11th place team performance at the 36-team Benedictine Invitational on Saturday.

Smith fired a 2-under par round of 70 on Sunday to finish 3rd individually in a field of 194 players.  The 2-under par round is the third-best single-round score relative to par in Rose-Hulman men's golf history.  His round of 70 ties for eighth all-time in the Fightin' Engineer single round scoring record book.

Smith's two day total of 147 included scores of 77 and 70.  Jack Speedy came home second among Engineers and 60th overall with scores of 82 and 77.  

Thomas Butler finished 99th overall with scores of 78 and 86.  Braden Kattman contributed scores of 80 and 87, and Francis Li completed rounds with socres of 83 and 85. 

Aurora won the 36-team with a two-day score of 591, followed by Edgewood and Carthage.  Rose-Hulman came home 11th with consistent team scores of 317 and 318 for a two-day total of 635.

The Fightin' Engineers return to action at the Dan Quayle Collegiate Classic hosted by DePauw on Sept. 28-29.