CORDOVA, Tenn. - The Mississippi State men's golf team completed competition at the Memphis Intercollegiate with a top five showing after the final round was cancelled due to weather conditions on Tuesday.
After firing a first round score of 301 on Monday, MState rebounded with a 5-over-par second round score of 293 later in the day. After the first round, MSU was sixth amongst the team standings, but through their play of the second round were able to work their way to a third-place finish. The Bulldogs had four players finish among the top 20 individual field, but only three 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. "We have done very well in the later rounds this season. We just have to get off to a better start in order to compete for tournament titles."
Senior Carlos Sainz, Jr., competing in his third tournament of the fall, was the lead Bulldog in the tournament, tying for 11th among the individual field with a 3-over-par combined two-round score of 147. Upon shooting a 1-over-par first round, Sainz, Jr., replied with a 2-over-par round in the second round.
"Carlos is playing very consistent," said Homan. "Once his putts start falling, Carlos will win a tournament."
Sainz Jr. has been MSU's top finisher in every tournament this fall and posts his third top-15 finish of the season.
Senior Josh Bevell, seeing his second action of the fall, finished in a tie for 13th with rounds of 78 and 70 to finish at 4-over par for the tournament. Bevell's 2-under-par 70 was the second best individual performance of the tournament's second round. Senior Noah Goldman posted back-to-back 74's to post a two-day total of 148.
Senior Mat Fast posted first and second round scores of 76 and 75 respectively for a tournament total of 151 and a tie for 30th. Redshirt freshman Lee Heaton finished out the Bulldog scoring with a 156.
Senior Logan Young entered the tournament as an individual. The Memphis native shot matching 2-over-par 74's to finish in a tie for 13th in the individual field.
Ohio State finished first amongst the 15-team field with a 12-over-par, while Memphis was three shots back in second place followed by MSU.
MState will take a three-week break from fall competition. They return to action on October 27 at the Bridgestone UNC-Greensboro Intercollegiate at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.