Final day of MIAA Golf Championships canceled; MWSU finishes 5th, 7th

Posted 1 year ago

By Dave Riggert

riggertMIAAThe final day of the MIAA Golf Championships Tuesday at Paradise Golf Course in Smithville, Mo., has been washed out because of the wintery mix in the area. The results from the first round yesterday will now become the final rankings as the Griffons finish fifth at the tournament. The Griffons will now wait for their NCAA postseason fate as postseason regional berths are scheduled to be announced later this week. The Griffons came into the MIAA Tournament ranked 11th in the latest Central Regional rankings.

The Missouri Western women’s golf team finished in 5th place at the MIAA Championships which was played at the Posse Golf Course at Paradise Pointe Country Club. The Griffons are two strokes back of Truman State (329) and seven strokes back of Northwest Missouri State (324). The winner of the event is Central Oklahoma with a 301 which is nine strokes better than Northeastern State (310).

Individually, Natalie Bird had a finished firing a 78 putting her in a tie for 7th. She is three strokes back of second and seven strokes behind leader Aly Seng (71) of Central Oklahoma.

Callie Wilson and Casi Webb are in a tie for 19th with 83′s while Anna Kloeppel and Amber Chivington fired 87 and 91 respectively.

The final day of the MIAA Golf Championships Tuesday at Paradise Golf Course in Smithville, Mo., has been washed out because of the wintery mix in the area. The results from the first two rounds Monday will now become the final results as the Griffons finish seventh at the tournament.

The Missouri Western men’s golf team fired total of 608 (305-303) at the MIAA Championships which is being played in at Outlaw Golf Course at Paradise Pointe Country Club. The Griffons bettered their scored by two strokes in round two separating themselves from 8th place Missouri Southern who shot a 612 (308-304). The 608 puts the Griffons in sole possession of 7th place just four strokes back of Northeastern State, 604 (300-304). Central Oklahoma holds a 18 stroke advantage after 36 holes. The Bronchos shot 568 and placed three atop the leader board.

Sitting 18 strokes behind Central Oklahoma is Central Missouri who shot 586 on the day to finish ten over par. Lindenwood, though not eligible for the team championship is currently in third at 591. Washburn is in fourth place just two strokes behind the Lions entering the final day.

Individually, the Griffons are led Weston Apple. He finished in a tie for 9th place with a two round total of 147 (76-71). Kenny Stone  tied for 20th with a 150 (76-74) while Tyler Gast, James O’Brien and Evan McCarthy fired 155 (76-79), 156 (77-79) and 157 (77-80) respectively.

Central Oklahoma’s Dillon Rust won the event shooting a seven under par 137 on a day that saw deteriorating conditions. He was followed by teammates Trevor Stafford and Logan Waresback who finished today’s 36 with a 142 which is two under par. Robby Hughey of Central Missouri used a second round 70 to climb the leader board and finish in fourth place at one under par.

— MWSU Sports Information —