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MSU Golf: Mustangs Fight Through Weather

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Midwestern State continued to build its reputation of playing solid rounds under unfavorable weather conditions Monday afternoon in the San Antonio Shootout played at the Par-72, 7,002-yard Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio.

The Mustangs combined for a 35-over team total of 323 to stand second after the opening round four strokes behind Incarnate Word.

"Conditions were very difficult. Wind chill was between 24 and 27 all day with light rain the first 3 holes," MSU coach Jeff Ray said. "I have to give the kids credit. We've been a pretty good bad weather team. It's not only physical test, but it is also mental. Your score is not going to be great, but our kids understand that. We were patient and were able to avoid having some really big numbers and that helped us."

The conditions forced the cancellation of the second round of play shortening the tournament to 36 holes. The final round is set for Tuesday morning at the TPC Oaks Course which serves as the host to the annual PGA Valero Open.

Senior Derek Oland led the way with a 6-over 78 and is two strokes behind the tournament leading trio of Tanner Alder (Rogers State), Sam Johnston (Oklahoma Christian) and Austin Jordan (Incarnate Word).

"This course was very demanding off the tee box today," Ray said. " Derek was able to strike the ball off of the tee and have a very solid round. He hit 7 greens in regulation and only had one double (bogey). "

Sophomore Tom Smith is tied for ninth with an 8-over total of 80, while sophomore Jared Baker pitched in a 9-over 81 to tie for 11th.

"Tom Smith did a great job of playing percentage golf and did not make a double," Ray said. "Jared did a great job and stayed focused and gave us a qualify score of 81."

Junior Brandon Banks rounded out the Mustangs' countable rounds with a 12-over 84, while junior Ian Gallagher posted a 14-over 86.

"Guys did a great job of being patient and understanding that pars were a great score," Ray said. "Even bogey on several holes would gain a stroke on the majority of the field. With the north wind 20-25 mph the challenge was both physical and mental."

Midwestern State holds a six-stroke lead over Dallas Baptist (329/+41) while Oklahoma Christian, Rogers State and Central Oklahoma all posted first-round totals of 330 (+42).

"We just need to keep concentrating and play consistent golf tomorrow and we'll have a shot out our second team tournament win of the season," Ray said.
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