Eaton leads Storm at first spring invitational

Blake Bender (left) and head coach Justin Livingston
Blake Bender (left) and head coach Justin Livingston

NORWALK, Iowa -- Nathan Eaton fired a 78 to tie for eighth and lead the Simpson men's golf team in the first of two Simpson Spring Invitationals from The Legacy Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Storm shot 320 as a team, good for third in the five-team tournament. Simpson's second team shot 344 to place fifth.

Eaton was the lone top-10 finisher for the Storm. Blake Bender tied for 14th after carding an 80 while Nick Hartman (81), Andrew Lallier (81), Korbin Sesker (84) and Ben Butler (84) all finished in the top 20.

Simpson hosts another invitational Wednesday at Indianola Country Club.

Simpson Scorecard
t-8. Nathan Eaton, 78
t-14. Blake Bender, 80
t-16. Nick Hartman, 81
t-16. Andrew Lallier, 81
t-19. Korbin Sesker, 84
t-19. Ben Butler, 84
t-24. Nick Baumhover, 86
t-24. Konner Johnson, 86
t-26. Reid Cobb, 88
t-26. Austin Hronich, 88

Team Standings
1. Southwestern CC, 303
2. Iowa Lakes CC, 309
3. Simpson, 320
4. Waldorf, 321
5. Simpson Gold, 344

Individual Standings
1. Jesper Holke-Farnham (SWCC) 72
2. Sterling McIlravy (ILCC) 75
3. Reinhardt Saunderson (SWCC) 76
t-4. Cameron Maxwell (ILCC) 77
t-4. Olvier Pearson (SWCC) 77
t-4. Caden McAnally (WAL) 77
t-4. Kyle Somers (Unattached) 77
t-8. Nathan Eaton (SIM) 78
t-8. Aaron James (ILCC) 78
t-8. Harnish Brown (SWCC) 78
t-8. Manuel Zorilla (WAL) 78
t-8. Zabdiel Flores (WAL Indiv) 78
13. Morgan Edwards (ILCC) 79
t-14. Blake Bender (SIM) 80
t-14. Carlton Rahn (ILCC) 80
t-16. Nick Hartman (SIM) 81
t-16. Andrew Lallier (SIM) 81
18. Mitch Anderson (WAL) 82
t-19. Korbin Sesker (SIM) 84
t-19. Ben Butler (SIMR) 84
t-19. Patrick Coughlin (SWCC) 84
t-19. Joe Nordquist (WAL) 84
23. Jared Pheffer (WAL) 85
t-24. Nick Baumhover (SIMR) 86
t-24. Konner Johnson (SIMR) 86
t-26. Reid Cobb (SIMR) 88
t-26. Austin Hronich (SIMR) 88
t-28. Cody Ails (WAL Indiv) 89
t-28. Parker Hormouth (WAL Indiv) 89