NEWTON — The Fort Hays State University men's golf team finished eighth at the Bethel Invitational on Saturday and Sunday played at Hesston Municipal Golf Park and Sand Creek Station Golf Course.
Lane Pauls led the way for FHSU, finishing third as an individual at 3-over par.
Pauls followed a 1-over 72 on Day 1 with a 2-over 74 on Sunday. He finished just three strokes back of the individual champion, Kantapong Chaisiriwichian of Dodge City Community College, who shot even par overall. Brian Krehbiel of Bethel College shot 2-over to finish second.
Seve Sites (73, 76) turned in a 10th-place finish for FHSU at 6-over par. Koby Beougher (77, 79) tied for 43rd, while Cash Hobson (83, 85) tied for 91st. Jake Weller tied for 105th with rounds of 87 and 85.
Fort Hays State shot rounds of 305 and 314 for a total of 619 to finish eighth among the 17 schools competing. Dodge City Community College won the tournament at 585.
The Tigers return to the links for Monday's Sterling Midwest Spring Fling at Carey Park Golf Course in Hutchinson, with round two set for Tuesday.