Men's Golf Places Fourth at Kansas Fall Invitational
The Missouri State men's golf team finished fourth Tuesday (Sept. 21) at the Kansas Fall Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. The Bears shot 292-293-295--880 for 54 holes and slid a spot in the 15-team field in the final round.
The Bears were led by sophomore Daily Young, who finished 11th after carding 77-67-74--218. Senior Jack Courington tied for 15th by posting 69-74-77--220, a stroke better than teammate Jordan McLaurin, who tied for 20th with 75-78-68--221. Junior Will Hogan was another shot back at 72-74-76--222 and tied for 24th, while senior Matt Cermak placed 76th at 76-82-78--236. Freshman Eric Straub, playing as an individual, posted 78-74-82--234 to tie for 69th. Gustaf Kocken of Louisiana-Monroe captured medalist honors after firing 69-72-71--212, four under par at the par 72, 7092-yard Alvamar Golf Club.
Oklahoma City rallied with a tournament-best 284 in the final round to breeze to the team title by 11 strokes. OCU had 292-289-284--865 for the tournament compared to overnight leader Nebraska, which shot 290-288-298--876. UMKC was third with 878, followed by the Bears, then Louisiana-Monroe 886. Kansas and Kansas State tied for sixth (887), followed by Louisiana-Lafayette (889), Oral Roberts (891), South Dakota State (900), Drake (907), Creighton (919), Jacksonville (920), SIU-Edwardsville (926) and Western Kentucky (841).
The Bears are idle next week before returning to action Oct. 2-3 at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill.