Men's Golf Winds Up in Sixth Place at Illinois State
The Missouri State men's golf team finished sixth Sunday (Oct. 3) at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal, Ill. After entering the final round second in the 18-team field, the Bears shot 304 and slipped to sixth place, finishing the tournament with 307-303-304--914.
Illinois led wire-to-wire to capture the team title, posting 302-294-279--875 to win by an astounding 28 strokes over runner-up Iowa State and its 308-304-291--903. Cold and blustery conditions for the first two rounds gave way to a calm day for the third round and much lower scores. Nebraska was third with 909, with Northern Iowa and Louisville tying for fourth at 913, a shot ahead of the Bears.
Junior Will Hogan led the way for MSU, tying for fifth after notching 74-75-73--222, nine over par on the par 71, 6915-yard Illinois State University Golf Course. Junior Jordan McLaurin was next for the Bears, shooting 75-75-76--226 to tie for 15th. Senior Jack Courington tied for 37th at 80-77-77--234 while Daily Young went 78-76-84--238 to tie for 60th. Freshman Nick Langley, playing in his first collegiate tournament, tied for 66th by posting 81-81-78--240. Chris DeForest of Illinois took medalist honors with a 66 in the final round to go with 74-76 for a 216 total.
The Bears are idle next week and then return to action at the UMKC Intercollegiate, Oct. 18-19.