Men's Golf Eighth After First Day in Illinois
Sept. 15, 2013
Junior Nick Langley led the way for the Missouri State men's golf team Sunday (Sept. 15) as the Bears are tied for eighth place after 36 holes at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill.
Langley fired 73-70--143, one over par on the par 71, 6915-yard Illinois State University Course, and is tied for eighth, three behind leader Austin Eoff of Purdue.
The Bears opened with a 300 in the morning round, but rallied with 288 in the afternoon for a 588 total, which has them tied for eighth in the 15-team field with Illinois Wesleyan. Purdue and Arkansas-Little Rock share the lead in the tightly-bunched field at 579, with Illinois State and Loyola lurking a shot back at 580.
Evansville is fifth at 581, followed by Western Illinois and Bradley (587), the Bears and IWU, Southern Illinois (590), Arkansas State (593), Oral Roberts and UNI (594), SIU Edwardsville (595) and Butler (597).
Sophomore Mitch Mather was second for MSU and tied for 29th overall with 78-70--148, while senior Eric Straub is tied for 44th after carding 74-76--150. Junior Mark Karlsen posted 81-72--153 and is tied for 64th, with sophomore Joey Johnson tied for 68th at 75-79--154.
Monday's final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.