Roller Coaster Ride for Men's Golf in Louisiana
Eric Straub
Eric Straub

April 9, 2012

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It was a roller coaster ride for the Missouri State men's golf team Monday (Apr. 9) at the ULM/Wallace Jones Invitational in Calhoun, La. The Bears opened play with a season-worst 319 in the morning round, but rebounded with one of their best rounds of the year, 292, to vault from 10th to fifth place after 36 holes.

Individually, MSU sophomore Eric Straub'sday epitomized that of the rest of the team. Straub carded 81 to start the day before bouncing back with a career-best 67, giving him a 148 total and tying him for fourth entering the final round.

Senior Will Hogan was next for the Bears and 19th overall after posting 78-73--151, while senior Jordan McLaurin shot 81-74--155 and is tied for 28th. Junior Daily Young is tied for 41st after recording 79-78--157, with sophomore Nick Langley tied for 58th with 88-81--169. Senior Mark Hogan, playing as an individual, is 54th after carding 78-85--164. Garrett Driver of Sam Houston State will sleep on the lead in the medalist race after firing 70-72--142.

Oklahoma City holds the team lead at 292-296--588, a shot better than host Louisiana-Monroe, which carded 294-295--589. Sam Houston State is third in the 11-team field at 595, with Stephen F. Austin in fourth at 599. The Bears are next with 611, followed by Western Kentucky (614), Jackson State and McNeese State (617), Nicholls State (625), Houston Baptist (630) and Texas Pan-American (643).

Tuesday's final 18 holes will begin at 8:00 a.m. off hole no. 1 and no. 10.



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