Men's Golf Finishes 13th in Argent Financial Classic
March 4, 2014
CHOUDRANT, La. – The Missouri State men’s golf team shot 326-312-638 in the weather shortened of Argent Financial Classic at Squire Creek Country Club. After eliminating one round on Monday, the tournament concluded with 36 holes.
The Bears were one of eleven schools to improve their scores on Tuesday from round one. Despite the lower score in the second round, Missouri State finished in 13th out of 13.
North Texas (294-292—586) won the tournament and finished two strokes ahead of hosts Louisiana Tech (293-295—588). Sam Houston State (307-287—594), Southeastern Louisiana (297-300—597), Louisiana (304-294—598), and Texas State (307-292—599) all shot under 600 for the tournament.
Four out of the five MSU golfers shot a lower second round than first round. Sophomore Joey Johnson scored a team best 80-74—154, placing him in a tie for 36th in the 74-golfer field. His second-round +2 was tied for 18th best of the day.
“We played a little better today, and Joey’s round was very solid,” said head coach Neal Stafford. “(It was) just a tough week overall for us in a strong field. We'll get back and start preparing for Little Rock.”
The tournament was delayed to start Tuesday morning. Weather improved about halfway through the round when the sun finally broke through. The start time was delayed until 11:15 a.m. due to frozen greens.
Missouri State will next compete at the end of the month in Little Rock, Ark. at the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic on March 24-25.