Men's Golf Squad Finishes Fifth at MSU Branson Creek Invitational
The Missouri State men's golf team ended the final day of the Branson Creek Invitational in fifth place with a team score of 307-296-306--909. At the top of the team scoring, Stephen F. Austin and Western Illinois were forced into a one-hole playoff to decide the tournament champion after each finished with 890 totals. SFA won out and became the tournament champions. For the individuals, Jeff Dick of Northern Illinois was the lone golfer to finish the tournament under par, shooting 68-69-73--210. Kyle Peterman of Western Illinois was the individual runner-up with his score of 72-74-69--215.
For the Bears, Will Hogan led the way with rounds of 75-72-75--222, finishing in a tie for seventh. Directly behind him was Jack Courington who shot 76-73-74--223, a mere stroke behind Hogan, and tied for 11th. Rounding out the MSU scoring were Jay McBride (77-74-77--228, T21), Ryan Weinhaus (79-77-80--236, T38) and Matt Cermak (79-78-80--237, T42).
A pair of Bears competed as individuals, but were not eligible for the team scoring. Mark Hogan enjoyed his best collegiate outing, shooting rounds of 74-77-73--224 to tie for 16th, while Scott Glenn earned a tie for 32nd with 75-79-78--232.
The Bears will continue their season April 12-13 at the ASU Red Wolves Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.