Leland And Worley Spark Drake At Bill Ross Intercollegiate
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fueled by a final-round 74 from sophomore Dane Worley (Des Moines, Iowa), the Drake men's golf team earned a 10th-place showing at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate hosted by UMKC on Tuesday (Oct. 16) at the Minburn Golf and Country Club.
"The guys were a little disappointed today as we felt like we had an opportunity despite windy conditions to put together a strong round," Bulldog head coach Matt Lewis commented. "We didn't have any great scores, several solid to OK efforts, but what we need is one or two guys to step up and go low and take charge of the team. I thought we were close, but we just weren't able to capitalize on our putts."
Worley carved out a tournament mark of 225 (76-75-74=225) to finish tied for 28th, lowering his score each round to help the Bulldogs to a 54-hole total of 904 (301-298-305).
"I thought Dane (Worley) played well," said Lewis. "It was a good first tournament for him this year."
Redshirt sophomore Devin Leland (Huxley, Iowa) matched Worley's tournament effort, shooting an identical 225 (74-73=78) total.
One stroke off their pace was junior Connor Steele (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), who registered a 54-hole mark of 226 (74-76-77) to wrap up the event tied for 35th place.
Junior Matt Ohl (Milford, Iowa) garnered a final-round 76 to conclude his tournament tied for 49th place with a 228 (78-74-76) total. Sophomore Blake Huser (Altoona, Iowa) rounded out Drake's contingent with a 233 (78-76-79) score, good for a 71st-place tie.
The Bulldogs close out their fall campaign traveling to Powells, N.C., for the ODU/OuterBanks Collegiate Invitational (Oct. 21-23).
BILL ROSS INTERCOLLEGIATE
OCT. 16, 2012 • 54 HOLES
MINBURN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (KANSAS CITY, MO.)
1) UMKC - 870 (285-287-298=870)
2) North Dakota State - 873 (290-286-297=873)
3) Arkansas State - 881 (295-290-296=881)
4) Missouri State - 886 (290-298-298=886)
5) SIU Edwardsville - 890 (298-294-298=890)
6) Oral Roberts - 893 (295-303-295=893)
Northern Iowa - 893 (300-301-292=893)
8) Nebraska Omaha - 898 (295-305-298=898)
9) Western Illinois - 899 (305-289-305=899)
10) Drake - 904 (301-298-305=904)
South Dakota - 904 (294-296-314=904)
12) Utah State - 910 (301-298-311=910)
Bradley - 910 (306-303-301=910)
14) Creighton - 915 (292-298-325=915)