MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Drake men's golf team closed out its stay at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate hosted by Kansas State University at the Colbert Hills Golf Club on Tuesday (Oct. 2) with a 968 (325-331-312=968) tournament score, a mark that was good for an eighth-place showing.
"I was disappointed with our finish today in perfect conditions," Bulldog head coach Matt Lewis commented. "Devin played very well shooting a final-round 73, but the other four players really struggled finding their games today. It is probably a good time to have a week off to get back on the course and work on some things. Qualifying has been very competitive lately and this will be a good opportunity for guys to challenge one another so we're stronger both individually and as a team when we return to the course at UMKC."
Redshirt sophomore Devin Leland (Huxley, Iowa) fired a 73 over the final 18 holes for Drake to conclude the event with a 236 (81-82-73) total, a mark that tied for 17th place.
Junior Matt Ohl (Milford, Iowa) turned in the Bulldogs' next-best score with a 243 (86-78-79) total, which placed him 35th in the field.
Sophomore Blake Huser (Altoona, Iowa), junior Connor Steele (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and freshman Will McDonald (Tulsa, Okla.) all registered bounce-back efforts in the tournament's final round as the trio posted scores of 81, 84 and 79, to end their 54-hole performances with 43rd-, 46th- and 48th-place efforts, respectively.
The Bulldogs return to competition at the Bill Ross Intercollegiate (Oct. 15-16) hosted by UMKC.
JIM COLBERT INTERCOLLEGIATE
OCT. 2, 2012 • 54 HOLES
COLBERT HILLS GOLF COURSE (MANHATTAN, KAN.)
1) Kansas State - 901 (301-308-292=901)
2) Idaho - 912 (308-304-300=912)
3) Valparaiso - 938 (321-318-299=938)
4) Missouri State - 939 (314-326-302=939)
5) Creighton - 949 (314-326-309=949)
6) Southern Illinois - 953 (324-323-306=953)
7) Nebraska Omaha - 959 (315-332-312=959)
8) Drake - 968 (325-331-312=968)
Western Illinois - 968 (328-332-308=968)