Men's Golf Fourth After 36 Holes at Illinois State
Sept. 22, 2012
The Missouri State men's golf team is tied for fourth place after the first day of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill. The Bears and the rest of the 15-team field battled cold and windy conditions throughout the day at the Weibring Golf Course at Illinois State University.
MSU posted 309-298--607 for the first 36 holes and is tied for fourth place with Wisconsin, trailing leader Illinois, which is running away in the team race with an 18-shot lead at 292-286--578. Central Arkansas and Illinois State are second and third, respectively, at 596 and 600.
The Bears were led by junior Eric Straub, who rebounded from an opening 79 to card a one-over-par 72 in the afternoon. His 151 total his him tied for 23rd place. Senior Daily Young is a stroke back with 77-75--152 and tied for 27th, while Nick Langley is another shot behind at 76-77--153 and tied for 31st. Freshman Joey Johnson carded 77-77--154 and is tied for 34th, while Brik Brauburger is 38th after shooting 81-74--155.
Pep Angles of Central Arkansas is the individual leader after posting 70-70--140, two under par and two in front of Illinois' Mason Jacobs at 142.
In the team competition, Southern Illinois and Detroit Mercy are the Bears' closet pursuers, tied for sixth at 609. Miami (Ohio) is eighth at 610, followed by Northern Illinois (614), Northern Iowa (618), Nebraska and SIU Edwardsville (621), Loyola (631) and Bradley (632).
Sunday's final round is slated for an 8:30 a.m. start.