The Bears slip a spot to finish sixth in tightly-contested tournament in Kansas City.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – The Missouri State men’s golf team finished sixth Tuesday (Oct. 13) at the UMKC/Bill Ross Intercollegiate in Overland Park, Kan. The Bears shot 294-296-300–890 for the tournament and finished 12 behind winner Wichita State, but just two shy of third place.
Joey Johnson led the way for MSU, placing fourth overall after recording 72-70-74–216, even par at Milburn Country Club. Freshman Kory Franks was next for the Bears, placing 15th overall at 73-75-75–223, one better than teammate Brik Brauburger, who was 20th with 73-78-73–224.
Sophomore John Fuchs, playing as an individual, tied for 33rd after carding 75-76-76–227, while senior Mitch Mather and freshman Adam Fisher finished 47th and 54th, respectively. Mather shot 76-77-78–231 and Fisher carded 78-74-81–233. Wichita State’s Grant Bennett captured medalist honors with 69-69-68–206.
WSU edged Air Force for the team title, 878-879, with Gonzaga and host UMKC tying for third with 888. Western Illinois was fifth at 889, followed by the Bears, then Oral Roberts (893), South Dakota State (896), SIU Edwardsville (904), Drake (910), Oklahoma Christian (911) and Creighton (928).
The Bears close out their fall season next Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 19-20) at the Austin Peay/F&M Bank Intercollegiate in Hopkinsville, Ky.