Men's Golf Leads after Round One at South Florida, Seven-Under-Par Team Score
The Missouri State men’s golf team fired a 281 team score to lead the Ron Smith South Florida Invitational in Dade City, Florida after the first 18 holes of play on Friday. The Bears are leading the 23-team tournament by two strokes over Louisville and Marquette at 283.
The three-day event, hosted by South Florida is being played on the par 72, 7,153-yard Lake Jovita Golf Club. Leading the Bears’ men for the first round was freshman Jordan McLaurin. McLaurin carded a career low 18-hole score of five-under-par, 67. He is currently tied in second place, two strokes behind Riley Wheeldon of Louisville.
A stroke behind McLaurin in a tie for sixth place was junior Jay McBride. McBride shot a season low round of 68, matching his career best score. In third for the men was junior teammate Ryan Weinhaus with a one-under-par 71. Weinhaus posted a career best round of one-under to enter the second day of competition tied in 20th place.
Also for the Bears was junior Scott Glenn and sophomore Jack Courington. The two carded rounds of 75 and 76, respectively. Glenn finished the day in a tie for 74th individually and Courington is currently tied in 86th place.
The Bears will play the second round of competition on Saturday with a schedule shotgun start at 7:45 a.m. Scores can be viewed live at www.golfstat.com.