Emilio Cuartero leads Missouri at the 2013 Columbia Regional Preview event.
Sept. 16, 2013
Columbia, Mo. -
Columbia, Mo.—Mizzou Golf finished day one of the Columbia Regional Preview at The Club at Old Hawthorne in first place on Monday. After trailing Austin Peay State for most of the day, a late, second round surge propelled the Tigers into an eight-stroke lead over a very good Governors program.
As a team, Mizzou (290-272—564) shot 14 strokes under par and had three players finish in the Top 10 after the completion of the first two rounds on the par 72 course. Emilio Cuartero, Hunter Kraus, Ryan Zech, Euan Walker and Wilson Sundvold all competed in the starting lineup for the Tigers.
Senior captain Emilio Cuartero leads Missouri after the first two rounds. Cuartero (68-67—135) led the tournament for most of the day and is in first place after shooting 9-under-par. Cuartero shot a season-low 67 in the second round of play.
Walker, making his home debut for Mizzou, shot an impressive two round score. The freshman (73-66—139) pulled into second place late in the second round, shooting 5-under-par. Walker trails Cuartero by four strokes heading into the final day of competition. Kyle Weldon, a Missouri native and Kansas State golfer, rounds out the tournament’s Top Three, trailing Walker by one stroke.
Kraus (74-67—141) closed out the Top 10 for the Tigers. The Memphis, Tenn., native shot 3-under-par during the first two rounds, bouncing back nicely in his second tournament of the year. Kraus also shot a career low of 67 in the second round. His previous low round was a 68 on this course during the Mizzou Intercollegiate last spring. Kraus is currently tied for fourth with four other competitors.
The Tigers’ top finisher at the Turning Stone tournament, Zech (75-72—147), finished the day 3-over-par and tied for 24th. Columbia, Mo. native, Sundvold (76-75—151), shot 7-over-par and is currently tied for 42nd.
Five individuals were also entered into the tournament. Redshirt senior Dakyn Dollens, redshirt freshmen Jordan Williams and Will Echelmeier, as well as true freshman Tripp H’Doubler all made their season debuts for the Tigers. Transfer Mike Wooten made his second appearance of the season.
H’Doubler (74-75—149), a freshman from Atlanta, Ga., finished the day 5-over-par and tied for 33rd. Williams (77-74—151) finished the day 7-over-par. The English born golfer is tied for 42nd along with teammate Sundvold. Transfer Wooten (76-76—152) improved both of his round scores from his Mizzou debut at the Turning Stone Tournament. He tied for 47th after shooting 8-over-par.
Centralia Mo., native Dollens (79-79—158) was 14-over-par and finished the day in 61st. Right behind Dollens is Echelmeier (81-79—160). He finished in 62nd.
The Tigers look to close out play with a victory when they return to action tomorrow at 8 a.m. C.T. Live stats will again be available at GolfStat.com. For tournament updates, follow mutigers.com and @MizzouGolf.
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