Bears, McBride Tied for Seventh After First Day at Arkansas State
The Missouri State men's golf team is tied for seventh place after shooting 289-291--580, its lowest 36-hole total of the season, Monday (Apr. 12) at the Arkansas State Red Wolf Classic in Jonesboro, Ark. Scores were low on the first day at RidgePointe Country Club as 17 players ended the day under par.
Central Arkansas leads the 18-team field with 285-280--565, 11 under par, seven better than Stephen F. Austin, which recorded 283-289--572. Arkansas-Little Rock is third at 576, UMKC and Middle Tennessee State are tied for fourth at 577 and Illinois State is sixth with 579. Then the Bears are tied for seventh with Jacksonville State and Louisiana-Lafayette, while Austin Peay rounds out the top 10 with 583.
Individually, senior Jay McBride paced the Bears by firing 69-72--141, three under par for the tournament and tied for seventh place. Sophomore Will Hogan was next for MSU at 71-73--144, good for 18th place, while junior Jack Courington posted 74-72--146 to tie for 31st. Sophomore Mark Hogan is tied for 49th after shooting 75-74--149, and junior Matt Cermak is 66th after carding 75-76--151. Senior Scott Glenn is tied for 71st at 75-77--152 while playing as an individual. Sebastian Gunnarsson of Arkansas-Little Rock holds the lead at eight under par after shooting 65-71--136, two in front of Central Arkansas' Steven Lecuyer and his 68-70--138.
Tuesday's final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.