Men's Golf in Third Entering Final Round at Kansas



The Missouri State men's golf team is in third place, just seven strokes out of first, entering Tuesday's (Sept. 21) final round at the Kansas Fall Invitational in Lawrence, Kan.  The Bears posted 292-293--585 in Monday's opening 36 holes at the Alvamar Golf Club, the par 72, 7092-yard home course for the Jayhawks.

Nebraska has the 36-hole lead after shooting 290-288--578 with Oklahoma City three back with 292-289--581.  The Bears are a shot ahead of fourth-place UMKC, which recorded 294-292--586.  Oral Roberts (589) is fifth, followed by Kansas State (591), Kansas (594), Drake (595), Louisiana-Lafayette and Louisiana-Monroe (596), South Dakota State (602), Creighton (606), SIU-Edwardsville (608), Jacksonville (613) and Western Kentucky (626).

The Bears have three players in the top 20 with one round left -- senior Jack Courington, sophomore Daily Young and junior Will Hogan.  Courington is tied for fifth after carding 69-74--143, while Young shot 77-67--144 and is tied for 11th, and Hogan went 72-74--146 to earn a 17th-place tie.  Junior Jordan McLaurin is tied for 51st with 75-78--153 while senior Matt Cermak is tied for 77th at 76-82--158.  Freshman Eric Straub, playing in his first college tournament as an individual, shot 78-74--152 and is tied for 46th.  Nebraska's Scott Willman holds the 36-hole lead with 72-68--140.

Tuesday's final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.



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