April 14, 2010
(JOPLIN, MO.) – Junior Chris Kovach fired a second-day 74 to propel himself into the top-10, while the Truman men’s golf team jumped one spot on the final day of competition at the Missouri Southern Invitational to finish seventh overall and fifth amongst MIAA schools.
The Bulldogs shot a 308 on day two with three scores in the 70s to move past Washburn and finish just three strokes behind host-Missouri Southern in the final MIAA regular season event of the year.
Kovach posted the fifth lowest-round on a day that saw upwards of 30-mph wind gusts at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin. He finished tied for ninth overall with a two-day total of 152 (78-74). It was the fifth time this season he has finished in the top-10 of an event.
Junior Vincent Kurth recorded a 155 (75-80) total to finish in a tie for 24th place, while both junior Andy Herington (79-78) and sophomore Nik Bentzinger (81-76) shot a 157 in the event to come in 33rd. Freshman Jake Hanrahan went 85-85 to finish 61st.
Central Missouri jumped from sixth to first on the final day behind a team-score of 294 to win the event.
The Bulldogs will wrap up the regular season next week at the MIAA Championships, held at Tiffany Greens Golf Course in Kansas City. Both the MIAA Championship, as well as the MIAA tournament Championship, will be on the line next Monday and Tuesday (April 19-20), as the MIAA tournament counts for double points in the season-long championship race. The current standings are below through three of the four events.
MIAA 2010 Standings (8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 point distribution per event)
Through 3 (of 4) Events
1. Central Missouri – 24
2. Missouri Southern – 18
3. Washburn – 16
4. Southwest Baptist – 14
5. Fort Hays State – 12
6. Missouri Western – 11
7. TRUMAN – 8
8. Pittsburg State – 5
*The MIAA Championships count for double-points (16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2)