Junior Daily Young and senior Will Hogan place top-five and earn all-conference honors
Bear junior Daily Young is tied for the lead while MSU is sixth after the first day at the MVC Golf Championship.
The Bears shot 315 in the final round to drop a spot and Will Hogan places in the top 10.
There were plenty of ups and downs for the Bears on Monday at the Wallace Jones Invitational.
Missouri State dropped four spots on the final day and placed 16th at the Red Wolf Classic.
Fall 2011: Enjoyed a solid fall, compiling a 75.40 scoring average while playing in all five tournaments...Got off to a fast start with a third-place finish in the opener at Nebraska, shooting 74-70-72--216, and seventh at Kansas with 73-74-71--218...Tied for 40th at the Weibring Intercollegiate after carding 75-79-75--229, then had 80-76-79--235 at UMKC for a 51st-place finish...Closed out the fall with 75-77-81--233 at SIUE.
2010-11: Coming off a summer in which he qualified for the U.S. Amateur, ranked third on the team with a 75.06 scoring average and compiledseven top-20 finishes...Best stretch of the season came in from mid-March to early April, when he posted three straight top-10 finishes...Shot 71-74-74--229 for seventh at Louisiana Tech, 73-73-74--220 for another seventh at UALR, and 75-73-77--225 for ninth at Branson Creek...Best 54-hole performance of the fall was 75-78-68--221 at Kansas...Shot 78-71--149 to tie for 22nd at the Fairway Club Invitational...Posted a consistent 75-75-76--226 at the Weibring and 75-75-75 at SIUE...Placed second for the Bears and 20th overall at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship by posting 79-79-76--234...Finished the season ranked eighth in the league by Golfstat and earned all-conference honors for the first time.
2009-10: Ranked third on the squad in scoring with a 75.91 average in 11 rounds...After missing the first tournament, notched the team's best finish the next week at the Colbert Intercollegiate, where he carded 75-75--150 to place 17th overall...Lefthander who placed third on the team in each of the final three tournaments -- shot 82-73-80--235 at ORU, 79-74-78--231 at the Weibring Intercollegiate, and 72-75-72--219 at Austin Peay...Did not compete in the spring due to academic ineligibility.
2008-09: Made an immediate impact for the Bears, ranking second on the team with 76.38 scoring average on his way to being named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year...Posted five sub-par rounds, including a career-low 67 in the opening round of the USF Invitational and a final-round 69 in the same event; tied for seventh in the tournament after a second-round 78 and 214 total...Best finish and 54-hole score were at the Weibring Intercollegiate, where he tied for sixth with 68-72-72--212...Played in all 12 tournaments and posted three other top-20 finishes -- ties for 18th at Nebraska, his first college tournament (74-75--149), and Texas-Arlington (75-72-80--227), and a tie for 13th at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate (75-75-70--220)...Shot 79-79-87--245 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and 80-77-75--232 to tie for 27th at Oral Roberts...Fired 71-74-73--218 at the Desert Shootout to tie for 46th and was second on the team at Missouri, where he posted 78-79-73--230...Tied for 33rd at the MVC Championship after shooting 81-77-82--240.
Background: Joined the MSU program with a long list of standout prep performances...Tied for medalist honors at the Missouri Class 2 State Tournament as a junior before finishing second as a senior...Took fourth as a freshman and third as a sophomore at the state meet, giving him four top-four finishes in his standout career...Went undefeated his junior year, winning all six tournaments in which he competed...Won his final tournament of 2008 before entering college, the American Junior Golf Assocation's Dalhousie Junior Championship, firing 70-67-71--208, to post a seven-shot victory...Placed fourth at the 2008 John Deere Junior Classic, posting 74-71-73--218...Won the Future College Golf Association's "Show-Me Shootout" in 2007 after shooting 67-69--136, and finished seventh at the AJGA's David Gossett Junior Classic that year...Also a two-time participant in the invitation-only Western Junior Amateur.
Personal: Jordan Murphy McLaurin was born April 14, 1990 in Ironton, Missouri...Son of Cord and Pam McLaurin...Majoring in Communications.