MSU Roundup: Men's Golf Wins in Duncan

Midwestern State placed four golfers in the Top 15 as the Mustangs rolled to the team title at The Territory Classic Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Derek Oland fired a second-round 68 to place second on the individual leader board with a 4-under, two-round total of 140 closing just a stroke off of the pace of St. Mary's Alex Bissaro.

The Mustangs blitzed the Par-72, 7,110-yard course with an opening round 286 (-2) paced by sophomore Jared Baker's collegiate best round of 69 (-3) while Oland and freshman Will Mullins carded matching even-par 72s and sophomore Thomas Smith notched the other countable score with a 73.

Oland and Smith (72) carried MSU in the final round while Baker and Mullins notched 77s as the Mustangs total the tournament's best second-round score at 294 (+6).

Midwestern finished with a two-round total of 580 (+4) to place three strokes ahead of St. Mary's (583) while West Texas A&M (585), Cameron (596) and Newman (601) rounded out the top five.

Smith, a transfer from Wayland Baptist, finished tied for sixth (145/+1), while Baker tied for a eighth with a two-round total of 146 (+2).

Mullins carded rounds of 72 and 77 to place 15th with a total of 149 (+5), while junior Ian Gallagher recorded consecutive 78s to place 32nd (156/+12).

The Mustangs play host to the Midwestern State Invitational on Oct. 20-21 at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

Mustang Women Finish 7th at DBU Classic

Midwestern State sophomore Kellie Martin shot a 4-over-par 76 to lead the Mustangs in the final round of the Dallas Baptist Classic Tuesday.

The sophomore from Burleson, Texas/Mansfield Legacy, tallied two birdies with six bogeys for the 76 on the par 72, 5,851-yard Golf Club of Dallas course to finish at 7-over 151 and place in a tie for 13th.

Martin led the Mustangs to a second 310 for the tournament and finish with a 620, good for seventh, three strokes from the fifth place tie of Oklahoma Christian and Tarleton State at 617.

"I'm so proud of Kellie," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray. "She put together two quality rounds and that's exactly what you want from our No. 4 bag."

Burkburnett freshman Sarah Moore carded a 6-over 78 in the final round to finish in the top 20 with a tie for 19th at 9-over 153, while sister senior Brenna Moore posted an 80 in the final round for a 157.

Sophomore Sierra Campbell of Rio Rancho, N.M., joined Martin with a 4-over 76 for the final round, to record a 160. Junior Kynze Mann of Sanger, Texas, added an 81 in the last 18 to post a 164.

Sophomore Hayley Dambold of Highland Village, Texas/Flower Mound Marcus, playing as an individual in the tournament, carded an 82 in the final round for a 163 total.

"We're right there, but just can't see to get that fourth score we need," said Ray. "We're playing decent golf, we are just lacking some focus. And we can work on that."

Host Dallas Baptist won the even with an even 600, while St. Edward's was second at 605 and Newman (Kan.) third at 612.

Individually, DBU's Sydney Williams fired a 1-under 71 in the final round to post a 4-under 140 to lead the field, as St. Ed's Haley Haught was three strokes back at 1-under 143.

MSU wraps up its fall schedule next Monday and Tuesday at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate at the Fort Sill Golf Club.

Men's Soccer: Still #13 in NSCAA Poll

Midwestern State remained at No. 13 for a second consecutive week in the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Division II Poll released Tuesday afternoon.

The Mustangs extended their unbeaten streak to 10 matches by taking a 3-2 double overtime win over rival West Texas A&M Saturday night at the MSU Soccer Field to improve to 8-1-2 on the season.

Midwestern is one of five teams from a tightly packed, competitive South Central Region to receive mention in the poll joining No. 14 Colorado Mesa and No. 16 St. Edward's (Texas) while Metropolitan State (Colo.) and Regis (Colo.) are receiving votes.

The Mustangs square off with St. Edward's in a crucial regional matchup Saturday afternoon in Austin. The teams played to a 1-1 draw earlier this season in Wichita Falls.

Southern New Hampshire and Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) maintained their holds on the top two spots, respectively, while Charleston (W. Va.), Seattle Pacific (Wash.) and Young Harris (Ga.) round out the first five.

Cross Country Remains 4th in Regional Rankings

Midwestern State stayed at No. 4 in the South Central Region rankings for the fourth consecutive week as released Tuesday afternoon by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association.

The Mustangs enjoyed a bye week heading into the MSU Cross Country Carnival set for Saturday at the former Hawk Ridge Golf Course. Start time for the 6K meet with a field of MSU, Rogers State (Okla.), Angelo State, Clarendon College, Central Oklahoma and Texas Wesleyan is set for 8 a.m.

There were no changes in the rankings as only two teams in the poll competed last weekend.

Western State Colorado ran its annual intrasquad Mountain Run, while West Texas A&M lost the Wagon Wheel Dual meet against Eastern New Mexico.

Adams State remained No. 1 followed by Western State Colorado, Colorado-Colorado Springs, MSU, Metropolitan State (Colo.), West Texas A&M, Colorado Mesa, Colorado Mines, Dallas Baptist (Texas) and Chadron State (Neb.).