Golf finishes 12th
| Michael Bauer sports editor |
The Pittsburg State University men’s golf team competed at the Dave Falconer Memorial on Tuesday, March 11, at the Chamberlyne Country Club in Russellville, Ark. The Gorillas finished 12th out of 17 teams.
Pitt State posted a round of 315 to finish the 36-hole competition with a 624 team score.
The meet lasted from Monday, March 10, and concluded the following day.
Junior Jordan Dunham was the leading scorer for the Gorilla golfers, finishing with an individual score of 156 after hitting 78 in both rounds. Dunham placed 50th among individual scores.
Sophomore Zach Fate also ended with 156 after finishing the first round with 75 and then hitting 81 in the second. Fate also placed in the top 50 with three other golfers in a tie.
Junior Gable LaForge shot 78 in both the first and second rounds to get an individual score of 156.
Junior Brandon Winfrey shot 159 with scores of 81 and 78, respectively in the first and second rounds. Winfrey would finish in a tie for 68th with Evan McCarthy of Missouri Western State.
Junior Justice Valdivia shot 78 in the first round on the first day before slumping to 86 in the second day and finishing with 164. Valdivia placed 81st as an individual in a tie with Gabe Laske of Drury University.
Henderson State University took the honors with a first-place finish. Henderson State posted a score of 580. Proving their strength, they were led by Matt Jennings, who posted a score of 142 and was second among individuals.
Baxter Woosley shot 146 for a tie for fifth and Maurcio Lira and Joseph Hausberger were tied for 10th with 147.
Michael Hearne of Southern Nazarene University took the individual honors with a score of 140 after shooting 68 and 72 in both rounds.
Southwestern Oklahoma State was second with a team score of 586 and was followed by Arkansas Tech University, which shot 587.
Fellow Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) school Northeastern State was present at the competition, finishing sixth with a team score of 595.
Missouri Southern State and Washburn both finished eighth and ninth, respectively, behind Southeastern Oklahoma State with scores of 604 and 616.