Missouri State Men's Golf Finish 13th in Snowman Getaway
Feb. 25, 2014
GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Missouri State men’s golf concluded the Snowman Getaway in 13th out of the 17 schools competing. The Bears recorded scores of 288-292-296—876 to end at 12-over par.
"The golf course this week was there for the taking,” said head coach Neal Stafford. “This is a good event for us to begin our spring season. We made several birdies and everyone had moments of solid play, but we just made too many loose mistakes which led to bogeys. It's good to be back competing and we are looking forward to Squire Creek and Louisiana Tech next weekend.”
Missouri Valley opponent Illinois State (298-278-273—849) claimed a share of the tournament title with Air Force (276-287-286—849), after both schools shot 15-under par during the two-day tournament.
Seven total schools shot below par in addition to the Redbirds and Falcons. Gonzaga (288-289-278—855), William & Mary (284-288-286—858), Utah Valley (285-288-287—860), Loyola Univ-Maryland (283-293-284—860), and Missouri-Kansas City (285-282-294—860) all finished three strokes under par or better.
Sophomore Mitch Mather tallied a new career-best 215 after shooting rounds of 73-69-73. Mather’s finish places him in a tie for 27th overall, in the 100 golfer field.
“Mitch showed some solid play this week and putted very well,” said Stafford. “He finished the 2nd round very strong, playing his last 8 holes 6 under."
Fellow sophomore Brik Brauburger finished the tournament at 3-over, 72-75-72—219. Brauburger recorded a pair of eagles on the eleventh hole in both the first and third round.
Junior Mark Karlsen shot 77-76-81—234 over the 36 holes for the Bears.
St. John’s Ryan McCormick (64-68-69—201) added to his lead from Monday to finish as the individual champion.
Arizona State entered its players as individuals. Three Sun Devils finished in the top five with second-place finisher Mathias Schjoelberg (70-65-69—204), Blake Cannon (68-66-72—206) in third, and Broc Johnson (67-69-71—207) tying for fourth-place with Illinois State’s Parker Freiburg (75-68-64—207).
Missouri State will return to Springfield before heading to Louisiana for the Argent Financial Classic which will be played on March 3rd and 4th.