Bears Slip One Spot to Finish 11th at UMB Bank/Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic
The Missouri State men’s golf team finished in 11th place on Tuesday at the UMB Bank/Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate Classic. The Bears shot 310 in the final round for a 54-hole total 923. The men finished three strokes out of 10th place, held by Wyoming. The 14-team field played on The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia Mo., a par 72, 7,221-yard course.
Winning the team competition was Kansas State, shooting 300 for the final 18 holes. The Wildcats finished with a three-round score of 874. Kelly Kraft of SMU defeated Sebastain MacLean of Xavier on the second playoff hole to claim medalist honors. The two individuals posted 208 for 54 holes.
Leading the Bears was junior Jay McBride, carding two-over-par, 74, in the final round. McBride finished tied for 28th place at 226. Four strokes behind with a 54-hole total 230, was freshman Jordan McLaurin. He shot 73, one-over-par for the day, to place tied for 38th. Junior Ryan Weinhaus tied for 54th place, carding a final round of 83 for a tournament total 235. Sophomores Matt Cermak and Jack Courington finished tied for 62nd and 65th place, respectively. Cermak shot 80 to finish at 237 and Courington carded 83 in the final round for a total of 239.
The UMB Bank/Mizzou Tiger Intercollegiate was the final regular season tournament for the Bears. The men travel next to Cape Girardeau, Mo. to compete in the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championship. The tournament will be played April 27-28 on Dalhousie Golf Course. The tournament will feature live scoring which can be viewed at www.golfstat.com.
Day 1 Recap
After two rounds, the Bears were in a tie for 10th place with Texas-San Antonio at 613. The men shot 300-313 for the first 36 holes of competition on Monday. Tied in first place individually was Kelly Kraft of Southern Methodist and Mitchell Gregson of Kansas State with rounds of 68-69 and 67-70, respectively, for a seven-under-par total of 137. In the team competition, Kansas State shot 280-294, entering the final 18 holes of play in first place with 574 total strokes.
For the first 36 holes, Weinhaus and McBride posted rounds of 74-78 and 75-77, respectively. The two finished the day tied for 30th place at 152. Four strokes behind, at 156, was Courington who finished tied in 53rd after two rounds. He carded 74-83 for two rounds. Tied in 56th place was McLaurin and Cermak. The two posted identical rounds of 78-79, finishing with 157 strokes.