Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Euan Walker's third top-10 finish of US college

season for Missouri University

AWENDAW, South Carolina - Missouri University's (Mizzou) men's golf team turned in an eighth-place performance at The Hootie at Bulls Bay (March 26-28), with senior Euan Walker (pictured left) from Troon, Scotland, leading the Tigers with a T10 finish to add to his strong final Black and Gold campaign. Walker's 3-under-par tournament (72-68-73 -- 213) paced head coach Mark Leroux's squad in the event (287-287-288 -- 862).
South Carolina (844) won the team title ahead of Ole Miss (848) with NC State ((854) third). Missouri (862) were eighth in a field of 15 teams.
Walker's top-10 individual placement was his third of his senior season at Mizzou, also serving as his third time this season leading the Tigers' travel party in fewest strokes. The Hootie stands as Walker's fourth event under-par in 2016-17.
Ole Miss supplied the first two in the individual standings: Ben Wolcott the winner with 67,68 and 69 for 204, one shot ahead of teammate Braden Thornberry (66-69-70).
Following up Walker in Mizzou's individual results was fellow senior Linus Lilliedahl (Sandviken, Sweden), who recorded a 1-under-par event (72-75-68) to tie for 17th as an individual. Lilliedahl's third round 68 matched Walker for the Tigers' low round of the tournament.
Coming into the clubhouse tied for 30th overall (217) in a field of 81 players  were both junior Hayden Buckley (Belden, Miss.) and freshman Rory Franssen (pictured right) (Inverness, Scotland), shooting 1-over-par. Buckley totalled rounds of 71-72-74, while Franssen recorded rounds of 72-72-73.  
Rounding out Mizzou's line-up was sophomore Matt Echelmeier (Columbia, Mo.), who carded rounds of 76-80-78 (234).
The Tigers are back in action at the Mason Rudolph Championship, hosted by Vanderbilt in Franklin, Tennessee, from Friday, March 31-Sunday, April 2. Mizzou's following event, the Tiger Invitational, will take place at the Tigers' home course, The Club at Old Hawthorne, from Monday, April 10-Tuesday, April 11, in Columbia, Missouri.
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