JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – Mizzou Men’s Golf played three solid rounds at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate (Oct. 9-Oct. 11), finishing fifth out of 15 teams that competed at the Blackthorn Club.
The Tigers shot 1-over-par as a team to notch their second top-five tournament finish of the 2015-16 season. Penn State, who was ranked 21st nationally going into the tournament, shot 20-under-par to win the tournament, and was trailed by Louisville [-8], Tennessee [-3], and Virginia [E].
Junior Euan Walker (Troon, Scotland) shot 5-under-par for the tournament, which secured him a top five tournament finish while also placing him atop his fellow Tiger golfers. Walker is heating up as of late, pacing Mizzou’s squad for a second consecutive tournament. His round of 66 is the lowest single round by any Mizzou golfer this year, and his production played a big role in Mizzou’s top five finish.
Nipping at Walker’s heals was sophomore Hayden Buckley (Belden, Miss.). He shot rounds of 70-75-68 for a tournament score of 3-under-par. Buckley has placed among the Tigers’ top two finishers at every tournament this year, while also shooting his best round of the tournament during the last day of play in every competitive event.
Securing the third spot among Mizzou’s golfers was redshirt senior Wilson Sundvold(Columbia, Mo.). Sundvold posted a 2-over-par for the tournament while recording a round of 69 on day two, giving him another round-under-par to add on to his total for the 2015-16 season.
Both Linus Lilliedahl (Sandwiken, Sweden) and Matt Echelmeier (Columbia, Mo.) finished tied for 57th at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate. They both shot identical rounds each of the three days, 76-73-76, which earned both golfers a tournament score of 9-over-par. Both have only competed in two of the three tournaments Mizzou has played in, and both showed their promising ability at the event.