UCO second, NSU sixth early in Mid-America Championship

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KANSAS CITY – Cody Troutman and Logan Gray both shot 74 to lead Central Oklahoma to a second-place showing after first-day play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Men’s Golf Championships here Monday.
The Bronchos shot a 305 and are just three strokes behind Washburn after opening-round play at the 6,977-yard, par-72 Tiffany Greens Golf Club.  Lindenwood is third in the 11-team field at 306.
Tuesday’s second round tees off at 8:30 a.m., followed by the final round at Wednesday at 8:30.
Troutman and Gray are tied for third in the medalist standings after their two-over-par 74s.  UCO also got a 77 from Eli Armstrong, while Eric Kline shot 80 and Russ Purser 81. 

Northeastern State nestled into sixth place.  The RiverHawks shot 27-over-par 315 in Monday’s first round to sit six strokes back of a top-5 position.

True freshman Garrett McDaniel was NSU’s low golfer after the first round, and he is tied for ninth at 3-over 75. Junior Marc Johnson shot 6-over 78 and landed at T-21, while fellow junior Tate Williamson carded an 8-over 80 and is tied for 31st. Senior Brent Williamson shot 10-over 82 to land T-41, and true freshman Hunter Pennington shot 14-over 86 to tie for 46th.

2016 MIAA CHAMPIONSHIP – First Round Results
April 18-20, 2016 at Kansas City, Mo.
(par-72, 6,977-yard Tiffany Greens Golf Club)

Team Standings

1.        Washburn                                          302 (+14)

2.        #21 Central Oklahoma                     305 (+17)

3.        Lindenwood                                      306 (+18)

4.        #9 Central Missouri                          307 (+19)

5.        Nebraska-Kearney                            309 (+21)

6.       Northeastern State                         315 (+27)

7.        Missouri Southern State                   317 (+29)

8.        Missouri Western State                    318 (+30)

T9.     Lincoln                                               320 (+32)

           Southwest Baptist                             320 (+32)

11.     Fort Hays State                                  335 (+47)


Rankings reflect the latest Golf Coaches Association of America Division II Top 25 Poll


Top-5 Standings

1.        Blake Lammers (Lincoln)                             70 (-2)

2.        Carson Roberts (Washburn)                       73 (+1)

T3.     Ryan Dyck (Lindenwood)                            74 (+2)

           Corey Knight (Missouri Western State)     74 (+2)

           Cameron Hamilton (Missouri Southern State)        74 (+2)

           Cody Troutman (Central Oklahoma)          74 (+2)

           Logan Gray (Central Oklahoma)                 74 (+2)


NSU Individuals

T9.     Garrett McDaniel                               75 (+3)

T21.   Marc Johnson                                    78 (+6)

T31.   Tate Williamson                                80 (+8)

T41.   Brent Williamson                              82 (+10)

T46.   Hunter Pennington                           86 (+14)


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