Freshman McLaurin Leads Bears in Final Round of Bob Hurley ORU Shootout
The Bears men’s golf team finished 11th despite improving six strokes from the previous 18 holes on Monday in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. With a team total of 309 on Tuesday’s final round of the 54-hole Bob Hurley ORU Shootout, the Bears were able to pass Centenary College. The team fired a 54-hole total of 957 improving each 18-hole round, 333-315-309. Freshman Jordan McLaurin led the Bears individually for the tournament placing in a tie for 27th with a total of 232. McLaurin carded rounds of 80-77-75.
Sophomore Jack Courington was second for the Bears with rounds of 79-80-79238. Courington finished in 46th place for the tournament. Placing 53rd individually was Ryan Weinhaus who posted rounds of 84-81-79 and a 54-hole total of 244. Jay McBride and Matt Cermak, both juniors, shot 77 and 83, respectively on Tuesday. McBride finished tied for 54th place at 245 and Cermak finished in 58th with a 54-hole score of 258.
Texas State was the team champion for the tournament with a 54-hole total of 874, winning the tournament by 20 strokes. In second was Illinois State at 894. Sam Houston State and Northern Illinois finished in a tie for 3rd with a 54-hole total of 900. Fifth and sixth were UMKC (911) and Arkansas-Little Rock (917) respectively. North Texas and host team Oral Roberts finished tied in seventh with team scores of 920. And, in tenth was Southern Utah with a 54-hole total of 930. Corey Roberson of Texas State won medalist honors shooting rounds of 68-69-75212.
The next tournament for the Bears is the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate at Normal, Illinois. The tournament will be played Sunday and Monday, October 12 and 13.