Men's Golf in Eighth at Rain-Shortened Arkansas State Classic
The Missouri State men's golf team shot 293 Monday (Apr. 11) and is in eighth place after the first round of the ASU Red Wolf Classic in Jonesboro, Ark.
Mother Nature was the biggest winner, however, as the 18-team field endured rain and lightning delays, and the tournament was shortened to 36 holes with the final round set for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Tuesday.
Senior Matt Cermak was low for the Bears, shooting an even par 72 at the 6563-yard RidgePointe Country Club, while sophomore Daily Young was a shot behind at 73 and tied for 31st. Juniors Will Hogan and Jordan McLaurin are tied for 42nd with 74's and senior Jack Courington shot 78 to tie for 81st. Freshman Nick Langley posted 80 playing as an individual for the Bears. Gideon Pienaar of Central Arkansas leads the field of 102 players after firing a seven-under-par 65.
UCA and Meridian Community College lead the team race with 281's, while Jacksonville State is third at 284. Arkansas State and Louisiana-Monroe are tied for fourth (287), followed by Oral Roberts (289), Arkansas-Little Rock (290), MSU, and Murray State and SIU-Edwardsville (295) rounding out the top 10. Then comes Northern Iowa (297), UMKC, Illinois State, Tennessee-Martin and Eastern Illinois (298), Texas Pan-American (300), Southern Illinois (303) and Austin Peay (307).