Freshmen Boost Bears to Fifth at ULM
April 9, 2013
The Missouri State men's golf team moved up three spots after firing its best round of the tournament Tuesday (Apr. 9) at the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational in Calhoun, La. The Bears shot 302 in the final round to go along with 309-312 for a 923 total to improve from eighth to fifth in the 14-team field.
Freshman Joey Johnson led the Bears with a 10th-place finish after shooting 75-77-73--225. Another freshman, Mitch Mather, helped the cause Tuesday with a 74 to go with Monday's 78-78 for a 230 total and tie for 22nd.
Sam Houston State claimed the team title, posting 905 to edge UMKC's 908, while Oklahoma City had 909. Houston Baptist was fourth with 917, then MSU, Texas-Pan American (925), Louisiana-Monroe (926), New Orleans and Northeastern State (927), Western Kentucky (933), Nebraska-Omaha (937), Nicholls State (954), Jackson State (957) and Louisiana-Monroe "B" (974).
The Bears are now idle for three weeks until the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, Apr. 29-30, in Cape Girardeau, Mo.