Warriors Struggle with Short Game in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Midland University Men’s Golf team finished tied for ninth place at the two-day U.C. Ferguson Classic tournament On Tuesday and Wednesday. The Warriors played three rounds of golf in just two days, making the Classic one of the more challenging events the team will play all season long.

Midland finished the first round in a tie for third place, but short-game struggles during rounds two and three dropped the Warriors to a ninth-place tie with Sterling College at 25-over par.

“Our execution from 100 yards and in and putting really let us down this week,” said head coach Nick Swaney. “This event gives us a lot of things to work on and some clarity to where we need to improve before conference play.”

Oklahoma City University ran away from the competition in its home event. The Stars took home the team championship by shooting 28-under par for the tournament, 22 shots ahead of second place Bellevue University (-6).

Individually, Midland Senior Joe Vest finished the tournament tied for 32nd place at 6-over par. Other notable finishers were juniors Cody Troudt (T-34, +7) and Kean Kontor (T-40, +8).

The Warriors host their next event, the Midland Invite, on Wednesday September 19, at The Pine Country Club in Valley, Nebraska. There will be a shotgun start at 2:00 p.m. for all golfers.