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 Talarczyk, Scott Young, Logan Smith, Brad 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.