PSU Golf competes at UCM
Michael Bauer | Sports editor
Competing at the University of Central Missouri Heart of America Invitational, the Pittsburg State golf team finished No. 19 out of the 20 teams competing in Warrensburg, Mo.
The meet was held from Monday, Oct. 7, to Tuesday, Oct. 8.
The Gorillas finished with a score of 931 with rounds of 310, 309 and 312 over a tournament of 54 holes.
The Gorillas were led by Gable LaForge who placed No. 39 as an individual. LaForge posted a score of 226 after rounds of 75, 76 and 75.
Jordan Dunham finished No. 76 overall with rounds of 77, 78 and 79 to finish with a score of 234.
Zach Fate was No. 87 with scores of 82, 77 and 79 to total a score of 238. Brandon Winfrey was not too far behind after finishing the rounds with 81, 79 and 79 to place No. 90 overall with 239 points.
Jeff Sherman had a strong first round with 76 before going 81 in the second and then finishing the third round with 89, to total 246.
Pittsburg State edged out Southwest Baptist by nine points.
Central Missouri won the meet title with a low score of 865 after posting scores of 295, 283 and 287 in the rounds. Arkansas Tech was not too far behind with a score of 879.
Fellow Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) school Washburn University finished with 882 points to place third, while Northeastern State was one point behind at fourth.
Other MIAA schools along with Central Missouri and Southwest Baptist in attendance were Fort Hays State. The Tigers finished with a tie for seventh with Nebraska-Kearney at 893 points.
Missouri Southern State finished at a tie for ninth with 894 along with Lindenwood, while Lincoln and Central Oklahoma finished at No. 11 and No. 12, with 895 and 897 points, respectively. Missouri Western finished at No. 14 with 901 points.
Max Lazzo of Washburn was first overall with 214 points after scores of 73, 74 and 67.
Central Missouri’s Sam Migdal was second with scores of 76, 70 and 68 to total 214 points.
He was tied for second with Arkansas Tech’s Jason Purdy, who posted scores of 71, 75 and 68.