157 Student-Athletes Honored at 3rd Annual Honors Banquet and Awards Ceremony
Freshman Joey Johnson led the way again for the Bears in a disappointing team finish.
Missouri State in last place (11th) after 36 holes in Choudrant, La.
Joey Johnson gave the Bears a spark on Tuesday with his top-10 finish and 4-under-68
Leading the way for Missouri State was senior Daily Young with a 72-73--145
Fall 2012: Picked up where he left off as one of the top players in the Missouri Valley Conference, ranking eighth in the league with a 74.20 scoring average...Captured two straight conference Golfer of the Week awards after second-place finish at Illinois State and a win the following week at Kansas State...Shot 77-75-65--217 for runnerup at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate at ISU, with the final-round 65 just a shot off his previous career low...Earned medalist honors at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate at KSU by notching 72-77-70--219 to pick up his third collegiate title...Tied for 13th at the UMKC Intercollegiate with 72-74-74--220.
2011-12: Turned in a dominant fall season, posting a pair of wins, a second and a third place finish in five tournaments...Led wire-to-wire in the season-opening Fairway Club Invititational, where he fired 67-74-72--213 and then won the next week at Kansas, winning a three-way sudden-death playoff after shooting 72-72-70--214...Worst finish was a tie for 11th at the Weibring Intercollegiate after posting 71-77-73--221...Finished third at UMKC with 69-81-64--214 and second at SIUE with 73-69-76--218...His final-round 64 at UMKC was a stroke off the school record...Named Valley Golfer of the Week four times and ranked fifth in the league with a 73.56 scoring average, which places him second on MSU's single-season scoring chart...Named an Academic All-American by the Golf Coaches Association of America...Earned all-conference honors for the second consecutive year, tying for third at the MVC tournament with 71-71-77--219...His other top-10 finish in the spring came at the Washington State Snowman Getaway in Phoenix, where he took seventh by shooting 72-75-69--216...Opened the spring at Rice, where he tied for 24th with 71-79-71--221.
2010-11: Made an immediate impact for MSU after transferring back to his hometown from Coastal Carolina...Averaged 74.15 while playing in all 12 tournaments, placing him second on the team and fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring average...Ranked fifth in the league by Golfstat and was voted MVC Newcomer of the Year by league coaches...Also earned all-conference honors by leading the team with a fourth-place finish at the league meet, shooting 78-69-75--222...Best finish was second at the UMKC Intercollegiate, where he fired 72-72-70--214 and subsequently was named MVC Golfer of the Week...Enjoyed an outstanding spring season, averaging 73.40 in 20 rounds and posting a pair of top-10 finishes -- the MVC meet and a third at Branson Creek...Placed in the team's top two in six of the seven spring tournaments...Led the team four times -- at Kansas by shooting 77-67-74--218 and placing 11th, UMKC, Branson Creek and the MVC Championship...Named Valley Golfer of the Week for performances at UMKC and Branson Creek...Had a solid start to the spring season by recording 74-71-74--219 to tie for 23rd at Rice...Shot the same 219 total at the USF Invitational -- 71-73-75...Continued his consistent play the following week, carding 75-74-71--220 and tying for 11th at Louisiana Tech...Placed second for MSU and 23rd overall at Arkansas State with 73-70--143.
2009-10 (at Coastal Carolina): Played in five events for the Big South champion Chanticleers as a freshman...Averaged 77.1 in 15 rounds, with his low round a 69 as CCU won the McLaughlin Invitational...Best finish was a tie for 27th at the General Hackler Championship.
2008-09 (at Coastal Carolina): Redshirted due to injury.
Background: A four-time all-conference and all-district performer for the Hornets who won the Missouri Class 4 title as a junior...Qualified for the 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur, where he finished 30th in the stroke play qualifying and advanced to the second round of match play...Also placed fourth at the prestigious Bubba Conlee Junior Championship that same summer and turned in a tournament-low 64...Won the Springfield/Jim Pearson all-city tournament as a senior.
Personal: Daily Scott Young was born February 3, 1990 in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Scott and Barbara Young...Majoring in Sports Administration.