Bears 13th at UTA Waterchase Invitational, McLaurin tied in 14th Individually
After the first round of the UTA Waterchase Invitational the Missouri State men’s golf team is in 13th place. The Bears shot a team total of 319, freshman Jordan McLaurin leading the team. The 16-team, 54-hole tournament is being played in Fort Worth, Texas on the par 72 Waterchase Golf Club.
The Bears were led by Freshman Jordan McLaurin who fired three-over-par in the morning. He finished the first round tied for 14th place with a score of 75. Three strokes behind is junior Ryan Weinhaus at 78. After 18 holes Weinhaus is tied for 37th place. Junior teammate Jay McBride is third for the Bears. He carded an 81 in the first 18 holes of play and is tied for 63rd. Matt Cermak, also a junior, is tied for 73rd individually with a score of 85. Rounding out the team was Jack Courington. The sophomore is tied for 81st place with an 18-hole total of 87.
Leading the team competition is tournament host, University of Texas-Arlington. UTA shot 295 with the help of individual tournament leader, Bobby Massa who fired two-under-par, 70. The Bears enter the remaining 36 holes of play one stroke behind North Dakota State at 318 and six strokes behind conference competitor Drake. Drake is in 11th place at 313.
The final 18 holes will be played Tuesday, October 28 with a shotgun start of 8:00 a.m.