VALENTINE, Neb. – Mizzou Men’s Golf finished tied for eighth at The Jackrabbit Invitational on Monday, Sept. 28, shooting a collective 23-over-par in the highly competitive event. South Florida won the event on the Dunes Course of The Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb., shooting a stout 18-under-par. Arizona State (+1), Texas A&M (+2), Oregon (+2) and South Dakota State (+7) rounded out the top five.
Sophomore Hayden Buckley (Belden, Miss.) and junior Euan Walker (Troon, Scotland) both shot 5-over-par for the tournament to finish tied for 24th to pace the Tigers. Buckley, for the second competition in a row, finished tied for the best score among his fellow Mizzou golfers, shooting rounds of 73-76-72.
Buckley also proved that he is a clutch performer. For the second straight tournament, he saved his best round for the last day of the tournament.
Walker, who shot rounds of 74-74-73, surged at The Jackrabbit, posting his best scores of the season, to date.
Junior Linus Lilliedahl (Sandwiken, Sweden) finished his first competitive event of the 2015-16 season tied for 34th. He shot rounds of 75-71-78, placing him at 8-over-par for the tournament. His round of 71 was the lowest posted by any Tiger, and was the only of Mizzou’s recorded rounds that came in under par.
Redshirt senior Wilson Sundvold (Columbia, Mo.) played another steady tournament of golf at The Jackrabbit, where he tied for 38th by shooting 10-over-par. He shot rounds of 79-73-74.
Rounding out the Tigers’ starting five was freshman Preston Fleenor (Kansas City, Mo.), who tied for 57th. After shooting 83 (+11) for the first round, Fleenor bounced back, shooting rounds of 75 and 74 over the next two days to finish 16-over-par.