The Bears finished fourth of 15 teams and senior Brik Brauburger set the school scoring record for 54 holes.
MADISON, Ill. – The Missouri State men’s golf team finished fourth of 15 teams Tuesday (Sept. 29) at the Derek Dolenc Invitational in suburban St. Louis and had two individuals place in the top 10. The Bears shot 283-281-290–854 at Gateway National Golf Club to finish just 10 shots behind champion and host SIU Edwardsville.
Senior Brik Brauburger fired a final-round 70 to go with 68-69 on Monday to set the MSU record for 54 holes with a 207 total and a sixth-place finish. That topped the previous standard set by Damaso Carrera in 2008.
Freshman Adam Fisher tied for eighth for the Bears for his second consecutive top-10 finish, shooting 72-70-70–212. Senior Mitch Mather shot 75-71-71–217 to tie for 22nd, while senior Joey Johnson tied for 48th with 72-71-79–222. Freshman Kory Franks tied for 65th with 71-76-79–226 and sophomore John Fuchs, playing as an individual, carded 74-75-70–219 and tied for 30th.
SIUE’s 844 total was five better than Belmont and seven over Tennessee-Martin. After the Bears in fourth came South Dakota (857), Austin Peay (859), Bradley (862), Tennessee Tech (866), Oakland (868) and Western Illinois (870) rounding out the top 10.
The Bears are off next week and swing back into action Oct. 12-13 at the Bill Ross/UMKC Intercollegiate in Kansas City, Mo.