Missouri State Men's Golf Finishes 17th at UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic
The Missouri State men’s golf team placed 17th in the UALR/First Tee Collegiate Classic on Tuesday, finishing with a 54-hole total of 961. The 18-team field played on the par 72, 7,221-yard Bear Den Course in Little Rock, Ark. Lamar came from behind, shooting 287 in the final round to capture the team title with a 54-hole total 879. Medalist honors went to Gideon Pienaar of Central Arkansas. He posted rounds of 70-71-71 to finish four-under-par for the tournament at 212.
Junior Ryan Weinhaus led the Bears for the tournament, finishing tied for 51st individually. Carding a 77 in the final round, Weinhaus ended competition with a 54-hole total of 230. Three strokes behind was sophomore Jack Courington. He posted a final round 78 to finish tied in 65th at 233 for three rounds.
Freshman teammates Jordan McLaurin and Mark Hogan placed 90th and tied in 91st, respectively. McLaurin ended the tournament with a final 18-hole round of 81 to finish at 249. Hogan finished with a 54-hole total of 251, shooting 87 on Tuesday.
Junior Jay McBride was forced to withdraw from the final round of competition because of a knee injury.
The Bears’ men will host the Branson Creek Invitational on Monday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 7 in Hollister, Mo. The tournament is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Day 1 Recap
After the first day of competition, the Missouri State men’s golf team was in 17th place, shooting 314-324. Leading the team competition with 18-hole rounds of 294-285 was tournament host, Arkansas-Little Rock at 579. Dylan Raines of UALR posted rounds of 68-73 to enter the final 18 holes of competition in first place individually.
Weinhaus was low for the Bears shooting 74-79. He finished the day tied in 55th place individually with a 36-hole total of 153. Second for the Bears’ men was Courington at 155, two strokes behind Weinhaus. He finished the day in 64th place, posting rounds of 76-79 for a total of 155. After two rounds, Hogan was in 89th with rounds of 81-83 and three strokes behind Hogan was McBride at 167. He shot 18-hole rounds of 84-83 and finished the day in 92nd place. Also for the Bears was McLaurin in 93rd place with rounds of 83-85168.