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The Missouri men’s golf team currently holds a three-stroke lead over Wake Forest in the Fourth Annual Golfweek Conference Challenge after day two of the event. Mizzou, led by senior Jace Long, finished the second round at four-under-par at the Spirit Hollow Golf Club in Burlington, Iowa.
The Tigers are now in good position to close out their second consecutive win to open the year after their convincing 19-shot victory at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate.
Long took first in New York with a final score of 201 after three rounds, and has his eyes set on the gold again as he leads by one stroke over Tulsa’s Chris Worrell. Long finished today with a score of 69, and heads into Tuesday’s third and final round of play with a scoring average of 67.6.
Not only has Long been doing his share, but the Mizzou team also has three other competitors in the top 21. Junior Hunter Kraus, at one-under-par, is sitting in eighth place after coming off of his career-best third place finish at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate. Sophomore Ryan Zech is holding onto 13th at one-over-par and junior Emilio Cuartero is in 21st at three-over-par.
If Missouri, the only SEC representative in the Golfweek Conference Challenge, can hold on to win, head coach Mark Leroux would capture his 14th tournament title at the school. If Long can remain in first, he will hold the most all-time collegiate tournament victories in Mizzou history with nine.
The Mizzou Tigers hit the course tomorrow for the third and final round at 9 a.m. with hopes to capture their second tournament win this season.