Golf finishes below par on the weekend in Arizona

Staff Report

The Murray State Men’s Golf Team finished in the middle of the pack Tuesday at the Snowman Getaway in Goodyear, Arizona.

Seventeen teams competed in the event with the Racers wrapping up the final round in a tie for eighth with a score of 286-293-284 for a total of 863.

Murray State fell behind after the second round but rebounded with a team score of 284 on Tuesday.



The final day was one to remember for Gabe Wheeler, freshman from Sikeston, Missouri, getting his first hole-in -one during a competitive round.  Preston French, senior from Lexington, Kentucky, finished Tuesday with a 66.  French tied for the third lowest score on the final day of competition. At the end of play, French had climbed into the top 15 and finished in a tie for 13th.

Brock Simmons, senior from Murray, scored 75-70-71 for a 216. Duncan McCormick, senior from Morganfield, Kentucky, shot an opening round 71 but ended the tournament with a 76 for a score of 221. Jared Gosser, senior from Russell Springs, Kentucky, finished 73-75-74 for a 222 to tie Wheeler for 61st place.

The team has a weekend off before March 14-15 when it heads to Jackson, Tennessee, for the Grover Page Classic hosted by UT Martin.