MSU Round up Golf Tournaments and Football Rankings

MSU Round up Golf Tournaments and Football Rankings

The Midwestern State Mustangs improved during the second round of the day, but still sit seventh after two rounds of the Midwestern State Invitational at the Wichita Falls Country Club.

MSU posted team scores of 299 and 289 for a 588 total that is a stroke out of fifth and seven away from third in the competition of 15 teams on the par 71, 6812-yard WFCC layout.

"We did a good job in bouncing back in the second round," said MSU Coach Jeff Ray. "We just didn't go low in the first round. And when you have a great day and the course is in as great shape like it is, you have to go low to be in contention."

Cameron did just that. The Aggies had an opening round 291, then followed it with a 10-under-par 274 team score to have them in front at 565, eight strokes ahead of Northeastern State (Okla.) at 573. Southern Nazarene (Okla.) and Southeastern Oklahoma State are tied for third at 581 after the first two rounds.

Individually, Cameron's Dylan McClure and SOSU's Zach James lead the tournament at 6-under 136. NSU's Brent Williamson is third at 2-under 140. Southern Nazarene's Michael Hearne had the round of the day with a 7-under 64 in the second round.

MSU was paced by the play of senior Derek Oland of McKinney, Texas/Boyd, who fired a 1-over 72 in the first 18, then followed it with a 2-over 73 to stand in a tie for 11th at 3-over 145.

Sophomore Thomas Smith of Stoke-on-Trent, England fired an even-par 71 in the second round after a 4-over 75 in the first to be in a tie at 17th at 4-over 146.

Junior Ian Gallagher of Highland Village, Texas/Flower Mound Marcus posted a 75-76 -151 for MSU, as sophomore Luke Thomas of Plano, Texas/West tallied a 77-75 -152.

Sophomore Jared Baker of Holliday, Texas also recorded a 152, but he started with an 82 in the first round and followed it with a 1-under 70.

The Mustangs are fielding a second team in the event, that stands 15th at 624.

Junior Brandon Banks leads the way for the Maroon team at 6-over 148 after following an opening round 78 with a 1-under 70.

Sophomore Colton Dorion of Surrey, B.C., Canada, posted a 75-78 - 153, with junior Colton Kowalick of Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider, adding an 85-76 - 161. Redshirt freshman Tom Clinton of Sydney, Australia carded an 82-80 - 162, and freshman Ryder Dillard of Munday, Texas scored an 85-83 -168.

The final round will shotgun start at 9 a.m. at WFCC.

Midwestern State senior Brenna Moore fired an even-par 72 to place herself and the Mustangs as team in a tie for second after the first round of Cameron's Oklahoma Intercollegiate Monday.

Moore, a senior from Burkburnett, Texas, overcame a bogey and triple-bogey to finish even on the par 72, 5921 yard Fort Sill Golf Course.

Sophomore Sierra Campbell of Rio Rancho, N.M., shot a 1-over 73 and is tied for seventh as the duo helped MSU to post a 299 team score in the first round.

The duo is trailing Redland Community College's Ivon Reijers who blistered the course with a 4-under 68.

MSU also got a 4-over 76 from freshman Sarah Moore, Brenna's sister, while junior Kynze Mann of Sanger, Texas and sophomore Kellie Martin of Burleson, Texas/Mansfield Legacy, each shot 6-over 78.

"We had a few struggles, but played well overall," said MSU golf assistant Chester Butts. "We're in great shape after the first round, but we have to play really well tomorrow."

The Mustangs are seven strokes behind tournament leader West Texas A&M that tallied a 292. MSU, Tarleton State and Newman (Kan.) are tied for second, with Rogers State (Okla.) next at 301 in the 12-team tournament.

Brenna Moore is part of a five-way tie for second, with Campbell part of a seven-way tie for seventh just five strokes off the pace.

The final round is Tuesday at the Fort Sill Golf Course.

Midwestern State received votes in the latest American Football Coaches' Association Division II Poll released Monday morning.
The Mustangs snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 71-13 win over McMurry Saturday night at Memorial Stadium to improve to 4-2 on the season.
Midwestern remains one of nine teams from Super Region Four to receive mention in the poll joining No. 6 Ferris State (Mich.), No. 11 Colorado Mines, No. 12 Colorado State-Pueblo, No. 13 Michigan Tech, No. 16 Ohio Dominican, No. 22 Texas A&M-Commerce and No. 24 Ashland (Ohio), while Indianapolis (Ind.) is also receiving votes.
Pittsburg State's 35-17 upset of last week's top-ranked Northwest Missouri State squad highlighted four Top 10 upsets last week as Ferris State upended No. 7 Ohio Dominican (34-19), Notre Dame (Ohio) edged No. 8 Shepherd (W. Va.) (35-34) and West Georgia beat No. 9 Delta State (Miss.) (24-16).
Minnesota State-Mankato took over the top spot receiving 24 of 31 first-place votes followed by No. 2 Minnesota-Duluth (4 first-place votes), No. 3 North Alabama (2 first-place votes), No. 4 Henderson State (Ark.) and No. 5 Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.).
No. 6 Ferris State (Mich.) gained the remaining first-place nod while No. 7 West Chester (Pa.), No. 8 Bloomsburg (Pa.), No. 9 Pittsburg State (Kan.) and No. 10 Northwest Missouri State rounded out the Top 10.
Midwestern State plays host to 22nd-ranked Texas A&M-Commerce Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
The Mustangs have received at least one vote in 103 of the last 104 polls dating back to the 2006 season with the lone exception coming in the final poll of the 2010 season.