Men's Golf 10th at South Florida, McLaurin Two-Under-Par for the Tournament
The Missouri State men’s golf team moved up three spots, shooting 291 as a team, to finish tied in 10th place at the Ron Smith South Florida Invitational in Dade City Florida. The Bears finished with a tournament total of 872 as a team and were led by freshman Jordan McLaurin. The three-day event, hosted by South Florida was played on the par 72, 7,153-yard Lake Jovita Golf Club.
McLaurin finished the tournament two-under-par, firing 69 in the final round to placed tied for seventh individually. He shot 67-78-69 for the three days, finishing with a total of 214. Jay McBride finished tied for 22nd with rounds of 68-76-73 for a total of 217. Two strokes behind McBride was Ryan Weinhaus, tied in 39th place. He posted a 54-hole score of 219 with 18-hole rounds of 71-75-73.
Jack Courington posted rounds of 76-71-76 for a three-day score of 223. He finished tied for 63rd in the tournament. In a tie for 107th place was Scott Glenn. He carded rounds of 75-79-82236.
Texas Tech won the overall team tournament with a 6-under 858. The Red Raiders defeated Florida Southern in a playoff by a total score of 16-19.
The Bears travel next to Palm Valley Golf Course in Goodyear, Ariz. on March 19-21 to compete in the Desert Shootout.
Day 2 Recap
The Missouri State men’s golf team shot a second round team score of 300 on Saturday at the Ron Smith South Florida Invitational in Dade City, Florida. The Bears’ men dropped to 13th place out of 23 teams with a total of 581 for 36 holes.
Marquette led following the second day, after trailing the Bears in round one. Marquette, at 570, entered the final round one stroke ahead of Troy and Middle Tennessee State each at 571. The Bears were one stroke behind three teams, Baylor, Jacksonville State and Austin Peay State tied in ninth place at 579.
Courington was low for the Bears in the second round of competition. He posted a one-under-par 71 to finish with a 36-hole total of 147. He finished tied for 53rd place individually.
After two rounds McBride led the Bears’ team with a 36-hole total of 144. He was tied in 28th place with rounds of 68-76. Tied in 34th was McLaurin with rounds of 67-78145.
Weinhaus finished the second day tied in 42nd place with rounds of 71-75146 and Glenn carded rounds of 75-79154.
Day 1 Recap
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 led the 23-team tournament by two strokes over Louisville and Marquette at 283.
The Bears’ men were led in the first round by McLaurin who carded a career low 18-hole score of five-under-par, 67. He finished the day tied in second place, two strokes behind Riley Wheeldon of Louisville.
A stroke behind McLaurin in a tie for sixth place was McBride. McBride shot a season low round of 68, matching his career best score. In third for the men was 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.
Glenn and Courington carded rounds of 75 and 76, respectively. Glenn finished the day in a tie for 74th individually and Courington was tied in 86th place.