Men’s golf finishes 20th at Holiday Inn Express Classic


ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Fort Hays State Men’s Golf finished 20th at the Holiday Inn Express Classic, hosted by Missouri Western. The tournament took place at St. Joseph Country Club, a par-71 venue.

The first round was Fort Hays State’s best, shooting 307 as a team. Unfortunately, the Tigers struggled in the second a third rounds to team scores of 330 and 334 and finished with a three-round total of 971.

Pete Carney led the Tigers individually, tying for 79th. He shot rounds of 80, 76, and 81 for a total of 237. Cole Gritton finished one stroke back of Carney at 238 after rounds of 71, 82, and 85. Marcus Willey shot rounds of 77, 85, and 83. Bryce Cowan and Isaiah Grover tied overall. Cowan shot rounds of 81, 87, and 85. Grover carded scores of 79, 89, 85.

Central Missouri won the tournament with a team total of 857. Washburn was five strokes back in second and Central Oklahoma was 14 strokes back of the lead pace in third.

Fort Hays State heads to the Blue Tiger Invitational next week in Jefferson City, Mo.

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