A&M-COMMERCE FINISHES 10TH AT MIDWESTERN STATE MUSTANG INVITATIONAL
2013 Midwestern State Mustang Invitational
Location: The Champions Course at Weeks Park • Wichita Falls, Texas
Result: A&M-Commerce places 10th (80-over 944) out of 15 teams
Top Finisher: Kason Childress finishes 24th (15-over 231)
Up Next: Tukwet Canyon Men's Intercollegiate • March 25-26 • Corona, Calif.
WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A&M-Commerce shaved a pair of strokes off their second round total, posting a 27-over 315 to move up into sole possession of 10th-place at the Midwestern State Mustang Invitational. The Lions closed out the 54-hole tournament with an 80-over 944, logging its sixth top-10 finish of the season.
For the second-straight tournament, freshman Kason Childress was the top A&M-Commerce finisher, logging a 5-over 77 in round three to close out the tournament with a 15-over 231, tying for 24th in the individual standings. He beat out junior C.J. Clem, who logged the Lions' best round of the day with a 3-over 75 and tied for 29th overall with a 16-over 232.
Sophomore Marcus Sanna was the third A&M-Commerce finisher, logging a 9-over 81 to close out the tournament with a 26-over 242. Cade Grimm and Seth Maxwell each carded a 29-over 245 while senior Jarret Martin posted an 18-over 234 competing as an individual.
Beginning the day tied for 11th in the team standings, A&M-Commerce was able to make its move, pulling past West Texas A&M and Pittsburg State and settling into sole possession of 10th-place. The Lions finished three shots better than the Buffs (83-over 947) and five strokes ahead of 12th-place Arkansas Tech (85-over 949), distancing themselves in front of a five-team logjam.
Host Midwestern State used a final round charge, shooting a 3-under 285 to card a 23-over 887 for the tournament, defeating Lone Star Conference rival Cameron (27-over 891) by four shots. Fellow LSC member Incarnate Word placed third (37-over 901) with Western New Mexico (38-over 902) and Arkansas-Fort Smith (48-over 912) rounding out the top-five.
Up next for A&M-Commerce is a trip out west as the Lions head to Corona, Calif., for the Tukwet Canyon Men's Intercollegiate. The 54-hole tournament will be held at Tukwet Canyon Golf Course with full results available at LionAthletics.com as they become available.
Midwestern State Mustang Invitational Final Results
|T-24th||Kason Childress||76-78-77=231 (+15)|
|T-29th||C.J. Clem||75-82-75=232 (+16)|
|T-36th||Jarret Martin||77-77-80=234 (+18)|
|T-61st||Marcus Sanna||82-79-81=242 (+26)|
|T-71st||Cade Grimm||84-79-82=245 (+29)|
|Seth Maxwell||79-81-85=245 (+29)|
Player in italics competed as an individual