The Bears used their best round of the tournament to finish on a high note.
The Bears were again led by freshman Joey Johnson, who's tied for 17th with 18 holes to play.
MSU freshman again leads the way for the Bears at Arkansas State.
The Bears shot 297-292--589 and are eighth of 20 teams after the first day.
Freshman Joey Johnson led the way again for the Bears in a disappointing team finish.
Fall 2012: Made an immediate impact and established himself as one of the Bears' most reliable players...Played in all five tournaments, ranking second on the team and 15th in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring with a 75.67 mark in 15 rounds...Tied for 13th in the first and last tournaments, shooting 75-74-77--226 at Nebraska and 72-70-77--219 at Austin Peay...Also tied for 15th at the Weibring Intercollegiate by recording 77-77-69--223...Shot 75-76-74--225 and finished 28th at UMKC, and had 83-80-79--242 to place 30th at Kansas State.
Background:The fifth-rated senior in Missouri according to theNational Junior Golf Scoreboardwho won the William Jewell and Blue Ridge Christian Invitationals as a senior while competing for Christ Prep Academy in Kansas City...Quarterfinalist at the Missouri Junior Match Play in 2010 and '11, while finishing second and fourth, respectively, at the 2010 and '11 Missouri Junior Amateur...Also placed fifth at the AJGA Bass Pro/Payne Stewart Junior Championship in 2011.
Personal: Born September 1, 1993, the son of Brad and Carol Johnson...major is undecided.