CORDOVA, Tenn. - The Mississippi State men's golf team completed competition at the Memphis Intercollegiate with a top five showing, tying with the University of Wisconsin. MSU finished the second round of play Tuesday after completing half of the second round on the previous day before competition got suspended due to inclimate weather. Third round play was eliminated from competition.
After firing a first round score of 302, MState rebounded with a 1-over par second round score of 289. After the first round MSU was ninth amongst the team standings, but through their play of the second round were able to work their way to a top five finish. The Bulldogs had three players finish among the top 20 individual field, but only two counted towards MSU's team score as Logan Young entered the tournament as an individual.
"We played very well in the second round after a slow start in the first round," said MState Head Coach Clay Homan. "No low scores early on set us back quickly with the field we were playing. Even though we came back in the second round and responded well, we were already enough behind that without a third round, it was going to be hard to catch up."
Junior Carlos Sainz, Jr., competing in his third tournament of the fall, was the lead Bulldog in the Intercollegiate, tying for ninth among the individual field with a 1-over par combined two-round score of 145. Upon shooting a 3-over par first round, Sainz, Jr., replied with a 2-under par round of 70 in the second round.
Junior Matt Fast, seeing his first fall action in a multiple round tournament, finished in a tie for 18th with rounds of 75 and 72 to pace the Hattiesburg, Miss., native at 3-over par for the tournament. Redshirt senior Josh Oller ended in a tie for 30th with a combined two-round score of 149 for 5-over par. Junior walk-on Josh Bevell shot consistent rounds of 76 and 75 to finish fourth among the Bulldog players.
Junior Noah Goldman started the day in a tie for 62nd, but jumped 12 spots in the standings with a 2-over par second round performance, leaving the Longwood., Fla, native with a two-round score of 153.
Junior Logan Young entered the tournament as an individual. After a 2-over par first round, the Memphis native shot a stellar 3-under par second round score of 69, to finish in a tie for third in the individual field.
"Logan played real well and got up to six-under on the second round before play got suspended," said Coach Homan. "It probably did not work to his advantage or the teams advantage that play got suspended, but I was still pleased with our second round play."
The University of Mississippi finished first amongst the 15-team field, while Southern Mississippi, Memphis, and Penn State rounded out the other schools amongst the top five.
MState will take a two-week break from fall competition. They return to action on October 21 at the Mason Rudolph Invitational at the Legends Club in Franklin, Tenn.
STARKVILLE, Miss. - The Mississippi State Athletic Ticket Office announced Monday that tickets still remain available to MSU's football game against the University of Tennessee this Saturday, Oct. 13. The Bulldogs (4-2) and Volunteers (3-2) are set to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. CT at Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
Tickets are available in both the lower and upper levels of the East side of Davis Wade Stadium. Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the Southeastern Conference affair are encouraged to call the ticket office at 1-888-GO-DAWGS or 1-662-325-2600.
MSU, coming off a 30-13 homecoming victory over UAB, is off to its best start since the 2000 season.