RUSTON, La. - Mississippi State fired a round of 300 in rain-shortened 2006 Squire Creek Intercollegiate to finish tied for 10th with Texas-Arlington on Tuesday. The 54-hole tournament was trimmed to just 18 holes due to heavy rains that swept across the Southeast on Monday.
MSU was led by sophomores Noah Goldman and Carlos Sainz, Jr. Both State individuals carded 2-over par rounds of 74 to finish tied for 34th. Goldman's scorecard finished with 37s on the front and back nine, while Sainz, Jr. made the turn at even-par, but registered a 38 on the back nine. Matt Fast turned in a 3-over par round of 75 to finish 45th in the individual standings. Logan Young finished up the scoring for MState with a 77.
Sam Houston State won team honors by five strokes by turning in a 7-under par round of 281. Southeastern Louisiana and Tennessee-Chattanooga tied for second place at 2-under par. South Alabama's Johnny Caldwell claimed medalist honors with a 5-under par 67.
The Bulldogs will close out the fall schedule at the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in Nashville, Tenn. The event which is hosted by Vanderbilt University will get underway on Sunday, Oct. 22 and continue thru Tuesday, Oct. 24. State last visited the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in the fall of 2001.