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 2013:Solidified his status as one of the Bears' top players, improving his scoring average over strokes from his freshman year with a 75.07 mark, which rated fourth on the team...Placed in the team's top three in all five tournaments, including a team-best 11th-place showing at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, where he shot 71-72-76 for a career-best 219 total...Tied for 19th at the Dallio Memorial with 80-77-73--230 and was 32nd at the following tournament, the UMKC Intercollegiate, at 79-73-73--225...Started the year at the SIUE Invitational by notching 74-74-78--226 and a tie for 29th, followed by 48th place and 78-70-78--226 at the Weibring Intercollegiate.
2012-13:Turned in a solid freshman season, posting a 77.37 stroke average while playing in 10 of 11 tournaments...Best finish was at the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational, where he tied for 22nd by shooting 78-78-74--230...Next best was the final fall tournament, the Austin Peay Intercollegiate, where he recorded 76-70-75--221 to tie for 25th...Opened his collegiate career at the Fairway Club Invitational, where he shot 77-79-79--235 and tied for 42nd...Also placed 48th at the Colbert Intercollegiate with 87-89-77--253 and 42nd at UMKC after shooting 73-77-77--227...Shot 81-79-77--237 to finish 33rd at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship...Posted his career-best round of 69 in the final round of the Snowman Getaway, a tournament in which he finished 55th with 78-78-69--225...Opened the spring at Rice with 76-77-73--226 and a tie for 44th...Tied for 42nd at the Argent Financial Classic by carding 79-78-76--233.