Bears Golf Team Stands in Fourth Place after 36 Holes at KSU
The Missouri State men’s golf team is in fourth place after a tough 36 holes Monday (Sept. 22) at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate in Manhattan, Kan. The tournament is being played at Colbert Hills Golf Course, Kansas State’s home course. Due to strong, gusting winds, the 7,525-yard, par 72 course was a challenging test for the ten-team field.
After rounds of 306 and 313, the Bears are in fourth place with a 36-hole total of 619. They closely trail Wichita State, last year’s Missouri Valley Conference champion, which shot 304-308--612, seven shots ahead in third. Tournament host Kansas State leads the team competition, shooting rounds of 294 and 299 for a 36-hole score of 593. In second place is UMKC, which shot 308-294--602.
Leading the way individually for the Bears was junior Ryan Weinhaus with rounds of 76 and 77 for a 36-hole score of 153. Weinhaus is tied for 15th place going into the final 18 holes on Tuesday. Closely following Weinhaus are teammates Jay McBride and Jack Courington. McBride, a junior for the Bears, fired rounds of 78 and 76 for a total of 154. He is currently tied in 19th place with sophomore Courington, who shot 73-81. Also for the Bears, freshman Jordan McLaurin shot 79-79--158 and is tied in 34th place. Junior Matt Cermak is in 57th place with rounds of 95 and 81 for a total of 176.
Dustin Garza of Wichita State and Braxton Marquez of Arizona State are tied for the lead after 36 holes. Garza shot 73-72145 and Marquez fired the reverse, 72-73145.
Tuesday’s final round of 18 holes is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.