Missouri Golf Post

MACOMB, Ill.—The No. 3-ranked William Woods University men’s golf team picked up an impressive win at the Beu/Mussatto Invitational on Tuesday afternoon, as the Owls score a 28-over par 892 (301-289-302) for the victory.

Bradley University finished in second place, as they scored a 31-over par 895 (305-289-301), while Indian Hills Community College, ended up in third, after totaling a 46-over par 910 (298-296-316). IUPUI finished in fourth at 53-over par, while Nebraska-Omaha rounded out the top five, at 54-over par.

In a field full of Division I golfers and teams’, the overall winners came from William Woods, as David Houlding (75-71-73) and Matt Wells (72-72-75), both scored a 3-over par 219, to take home the individual title.

Senior Stan Gautier, a transfer from the University of Kansas, earned himself an 11th place finish, as he totaled a 12-over par 228 (77-73-78). Freshman Alasdair McDougall, ended up in the top 20 (19th), as the Elderslie, Scotland, native, totaled a 16-over par 232 (78-73-81), while senior Julian Taylor, also scored a 16-over par 232 (77-79-76), for 19th place.

Playing as individuals, Mark Martin closed out in 23rd place, ending with a 17-over par 233 (83-77-73), as he was able to improve his round one score by 10 strokes to close out the Invitational. Jack Clarkson shot his way to a 19-over par 235 (85-73-77), for 30th place, while Will Rushworth rounded out the scoring for WWU, as he turned in his scorecard with a 20-over par 236 (82-76-78), for 33rd place.

Gautier led all golfers with 12 birdies over the two day span and was impressive 5-under par on the par five holes. Houlding and Wells fared well on the par four, as Houlding was 1-under par, while Wells was 2-over, but Wells finished at an even-par on the par three holes.

The Owls will return to the course on May 4th and 5th, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, as the team participates in the AMC Championship.

Fans make sure to stay updated on wwuowls.com in the coming weeks for a full preview of the conference championship.


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