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Men’s Golf Finishes Third at Cougar Classic


The William Woods University men’s golf team finished third at the Cougar Classic. WWU shot 29-over par 597 (293-304) for the two-round tournament, which was held at Columbia Country Club.

The Owls finished eight shots behind Hannibal-LaGrange, who won the tournament with a score of 21-over par 589 (295-294). Host Columbia College came in second with a score of 26-over par 594 (294-300). WWU’s second team finished in fifth place with a score of 45-over par 613 (313-300). For full individual and team results, click here.

Finishing tied for second and leading the Owls was senior Jack Clarkson. Clarkson finished Cougar Classic with a score of one-over par 143 (69-74). He carded a round of three-over par 74 in the second round, his first round over par on the season.

Tom North earned his second top ten finish of the season with a tied for eighth finish at the Cougar Classic. North shot seven-over par 149 (74-75) over the two-day tournament.

Junior Tyler Fieser finished tied for 11th at the Cougar Classic. Fieser shot seven-over par 78 in the second round. He finished the two rounds 10-over par 152 (74-78).

Will Rushworth came in tied at 15th at the Cougar Classic. In the final round, Rushworth shot seven-over par 78. He was 12-over par 154 (76-78) for the two rounds. Rounding out the Owls first team was Mark Martin. Martin finished in 27th place with a score of 17-over par 159 (82-77). He was six-over par 77 in the second round.

Golfing on the Owls second team was Harvey TalarczykScott YoungLogan SmithBrad Kane and James Rogers. Talarczyk led the second team with a score of 11-over par 153 (77-76). He finished in 14th place.

Young and Smith came in tied for 15th place. Young improved five spots in the standings in the second round. He shot four-over par 75. He finished 12-over par 154 (79-75). Smith carded his lowest score as an Owl in the second round with a one-over par 72. He finished 12-over par 154 (82-72).

Brad Kane finished one shot behind Smith and Young as he was 13-over par 155 (77-78). He finished in 21st place. James Rogers rounded out the Owls second team as he was six-over par 77 in the second round. He finished tied for 24th place with a score of 15-over par 157 (80-77).

Golfing as individuals, were Travis Reger and Bryan Mach. Reger shot a 13-over par 84 in the second round and finished the tournament 20-over par 162 (78-84) for a 28th place finish. Mach finished in 38th place with a score of 31-over par 173 (81-92).

WWU returns to action on Monday, October 9th when they host the WWU Fall Invite at Tanglewood Golf Course in Fulton, Missouri.


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