Men's Golf's Langley, Johnson Record Top-10 Finishes
March 25, 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Missouri State’s men’s golf team finished in fifth place at the 21st Annual UALR/First Tee Classic. The Bears shot 306-286-319—911 and were able to hold Monday’s position in the tournament and remained in fifth of 14 schools.
Missouri State’s second-round 286, along with McNeese State’s 286 in the second-round, tied as the tournament low for a single team round.
Louisiana-Monroe (287-297-305—889) won the tournament, behind top-25 finishes by four Warhawks’ golfers.
Sam Houston State (295-293-305—893), McNeese State (300-286-309—895), and Lipscomb (301-289-315—905) were the only other schools to record totals lower than Missouri State.
Senior Nick Langley (72-69-82—223) and sophomore Joey Johnson (77-69-78—224) led the Bears and finished in ties for seventh and ninth, respectively. This is the first tournament since September’s John Dalio Memorial where two Bears placed in the top-10.
Both Langley and Johnson carded a second-round 69, which remained the single-round tournament low.
Langley had the tournament lead heading into Tuesday’s final round, but was unable to hold on through the final 18.
Sam Houston State’s Albert Miner (72-70-74—216) claimed the individual crown after recording a tie for the third-round low. McNeese State’s Martin Eriksson (72-71-75) and Louisiana-Monroe’s Greg Smail (69-74-76—219) round out the top-three.
Missouri State returns to the course next week at the Memphis Intercollegiate. The two-day tournament will be played on March 31-April 1.