Sep 2, 2013
Columbia, Mo. -
Mizzou Golf carried its dominant play from Sunday into today's final round at the Turning Stone Intercollegiate. The Tigers won their season-opening event by an impressive 27 strokes, extending their lead from Sunday by 10 shots. This is the third time the Tigers have won the event, as they previously won in 2009 and 2012. In the history of the tournament, the Tigers are the only team to win in back-to-back years.
Two individuals finished in the Top three for Missouri. Junior Ryan Zech, of Kearney, Mo., shot a 70 in today's round and finished second, trailing Andrew Bailey of Cleveland State by one stroke. Zech (68-70-70--208) finished the tournament 8-under-par and was one of only seven competitors to notch an eagle.
Emilio Cuartero, a senior from Lleida, Spain, finished third. Cuartero (69-74-66--209) dropped eight strokes between rounds two and three to help lead the Tigers to victory.
Redshirt sophomore Wilson Sundvold (70-70-73--213) played well throughout the tournament. In his first tournament since 2011-12, the Columbia, Mo., native tied for seventh at 3-under-par.
Newcomer and native of Troon, Scotland, Eyan Walker, rounded out the Top 10 for the Tigers. Walker (76-68-70--214) tied for ninth at 2-under-par in his debut with the team.
Junior Hunter Kraus shot a 78 in the final round of play. Kraus (74-76-78--228), a Memphis, Tenn., native finished the tournament tied for 42nd at 12-over-par. Transfer Mike Wooten finished 57th overall, competing as an individual. Wooten (80-79-78--237) shot his lowest score in the final round and ended at 21-over-par.
Mizzou Golf returns to action Sept. 16-17 when they host the Columbia Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne. For season updates and information, follow Mizzou Golf on mutigers.com and @MizzouGolf.