The Missouri State men’s golf team placed sixth place in their spring opening tournament in Louisiana against 12 teams.

The tournament consisted of three 18-hole matches from Feb. 13 through Feb. 15. 

The Bears took on the first round on Saturday, Feb. 13. Sophomore Max Kreikemeier tied for eighth place after making a one-over-par 73 on the 7,177-yard LaTour Golf Club course layout. Senior Crimson Callahan and sophomore J.P. Lavalle both scored 75 and tied for 17th. 


With their performance, The Bears placed fifth halfway through the spring opening tournament. 

The tournament was then shortened due to inclement weather, leading to the 54-hole tournament turning into a 36-hole tournament.

The Bears entered their last match tied for fifth, and they took on the final round of the tournament on Sunday, Feb. 14. 

Carter Lee turned the tables coming back from an opening 80 on Saturday to make a two-under-par 70 with a 150 total, leaving him tied with Callahan who posted two 75’s for 32nd. 

Kreikemeier finished 12th after making 73-73--146, and Lavalle made 75-75--151, tying for 38th. 

The Bears finished the tournament shooting 593, good enough for a sixth place finish.

Missouri State is scheduled to play a 36-hole match against Northern Illinois on Feb. 26-27 in Springfield, MO. 


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