Men’s golf starts strong

Lori Allen/The News Junior Brock Simmons lines up a putt at Miller Memorial Golf Course last season.
Lori Allen/The News Junior Brock Simmons lines up a putt at Miller Memorial Golf Course last season.

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Junior Brock Simmons lines up a putt at Miller Memorial Golf Course last season.

The Murray State men’s golf team finished fourth place overall in the first tournament of the season at SIU-Edwardsville Derek Dolenc Invitational at Sunset Hills Country Club in Edwardsville, Ill.

Head Men’s Golf Coach Eddie Hunt wasn’t dissapointed by the tournament results.

“The main thing was that I was really pleased overall to have finished fourth place,” said Hunt.

The tournament hosted 15 teams in the invitational on Tuesday. The first round of the tournament initially pushed Murray State back into 10th place – but the Racers came back into sixth place later that afternoon.

In the final round of the tournament, Murray State fired a 292 score, which moved the team into its finishing spot of fourth place.

Murray State’s score was topped by senior Jordan Smith and landed him a spot on the all-tournament team. Smith scored fourth place with finishing scores of 75-69-71, which totaled out to be 215.

Junior Brock Simmons placed in 18th in the tournament with rounds of 75-74-74, totaling 223.

Matthew Zakutney placed 27th with scores of 77-74-74, totaling 225. Jared Gosser placed 43rd with a total score of 228 and Myles Morrissey in 75th place with a total score of 239.

The team that placed behind the Racers at 888 was Belmont, while Bradley University finished sixth with an overall score of 891.

The Racers next home tournament will be (September 22nd-23rd) at Murray State Invitational at Miller Memorial Golf Course. “Our next tournament is at home and I really expect us to pull out a win on our own tournament,” said Coach Hunt.

 

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