Normal, Ill. – On a day when only three teams broke 300, the Missouri State men’s golf team shot 298 in Monday’s (Sept. 14) final round of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate and jumped three spots to finish fourth in the 18-team field.
The Bears had 299-295 in the first 36 holes and finished with 892 for 54 holes, just a shot behind third-place Western Illinois. Host Illinois State breezed to the team title by 16 strokes over runnerup Central Arkansas, 862-878.
Senior Brik Brauburger led the way for MSU, posting 79-72-70–221 to finish 14th, two strokes better than fellow senior Joey Johnson, who shot 77-71-75–223 and tied for 17th. Freshman Adam Fisher was next for the Bears with 73-75-78–226 and a tie for 34th, while senior Mitch Mather tied for 42nd after carding 75-78-75–228. Sophomore Brian Rogers finished 83rd with 74-77-86–237, which included a hole-in-one in his opening round. Medalist honors went to Illinois State’s Trent Wallace, who shot 71-70-70–211, two under par at the Weibring Golf Course.
MSU is back in action next Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 21-22) at the South Dakota Coyote Classic in Dakota Dunes, S.D.
*Originally posted on Missouri State Athletics website.