Missouri Golf Post
MU Golf

Mizzou Mens Golf’s Buckley Wins New Year’s Invitational Amateur for Second-Straight Year


Senior Hayden Buckley (Belden, Miss.) has extended his already high-caliber final collegiate season into the amateur ranks, winning the New Year’s Invitational for the second-straight year on Sunday at the St. Petersburg Country Club (Jan. 4-7).

Buckley fired a final round of 68 to force a playoff after trailing by four strokes and claimed the event’s top honors with a birdie on the first playoff hole. The Tiger went 75-71-72-68 across the four-round tournament.

The prestigious New Year’s Invitational has established a tradition of gathering outstanding players from around the world. Past participants include professionals Brandt Snedeker, Bryce Ledford, Gary Koch and Len Mattiace.

Buckley and the Tigers will continue their 2017-18 season at the SunTrust Gator Invitational from Feb. 17-18, in Gainesville, Florida.


Related Post

Golf Quotes

UMKC Men’s Golf NCAA Championship Quotes
Antoine Rozner: “Before coming here this week, I knew anything inside the top-10 would be a very good performance. Being able to compete with the best in the world makes me truly believe the best is yet to come. With…

About Us

The Missouri Golf Post is a monthly digital magazine that “celebrates the people who play the game.” Each monthly issue contains several “feature” stories on golfers, golf courses, and/or major tournaments of interest statewide. Each issue contains a number of regular departments on topics such as Tournament Summaries, Fitness, “The Superintendent’s Corner,” Instruction, and Rules.


2000 East Broadway Suite 148 Columbia MO 65201