Men's Golf Leads After First Day at Twin Oaks

Men's Golf Leads After First Day at Twin Oaks

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Day One Results

The Missouri State men's golf team will take a two-shot lead into Tuesday's (Mar. 20) final round of the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate in Springfield, Mo. The Bears, battling their emotions following the death of teammate Sam Holmes last Friday, steadied themselves after an uneven start and rallied for a four-over-par 288 in the opening round. They followed with a 287 in the afternoon for a 575 total after 36 holes, two better than Bradley, which tallied 291-286--577.

SIUE is third with 581, while Western Illinois is fourth at 582, and Rio Grande Valley and Northern Iowa are tied for fifth at 587. Green Bay is seventh with 595, followed by Valparaiso (598), Creighton (600), Eastern Illinois (618) and Loyola Chicago (622).

Sophomore Adam Fisher led the way for the Bears, firing 68-71--139 in two trips around the par 71, 6760-yard Twin Oaks layout, and is two shots behind leader Ethan Brue of Bradley, who posted 69-68--137. Junior Brian Rogers, playing as an individual and not eligible in the team scoring, carded 71-72--143 and is tied for fourth, one ahead of teammate Lukas McCalla, who shot 70-74--144 while also playing as an individual. Freshman Chris Obert and junior John Fuchs gave MSU five players in the top 10 after 36 holes as they're tied for ninth with 145 totals; Obert posted 73-72 with Fuchs notching 74-71.

Bear sophomores Kory Franks, Jack Knoesel and Brad Carpenter are all tied for 15th at 146. Franks and Carpenter each shot 74-72, while Knoesel had 73-73.

Tuesday's final round is scheduled to begin with 8 a.m. tee times off no. 1 and 10 tees.
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