Sept. 19, 2011
The Missouri State men's golf team is tied for second place, just three strokes off the lead, after 36 holes at the Kansas Invitational in Lawrence, Kan. The Bears fired a pair of 292 team scores Monday (Sept. 19) for a 584 total in two trips around the par 72, 7092-yard Alvamar Golf Club.
Louisiana-Lafayette has the lead entering the final round after posting 297-284--581, while Cal State Fullerton tied the Bears by recording 287-297--584. Host Kansas is fourth with 588, followed by UMKC (590), South Dakota State (601), Oral Roberts and North Dakota (603), Western Illinois (605), Western Kentucky (609), Drake (610) and Nebraska (611).
Individually, junior Daily Young paced the Bears just a week after winning at Nebraska. The Springfield native shot 72-72--144 and is tied for fourth, four behind leader David Smith of South Dakota State, who shot 68-72--140.
Sophomore Nick Langley was next for MSU, firing 74-72--146 to tie for ninth. Senior Jordan McLaurin is tied for 14th with 73-74--147, while sophomore Eric Straub is tied for 22nd at 73-76--149. Senior Will Hogan shot 76-74--150 and is tied for 27th.
Tuesday's final round is schedule for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.