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The Mizzou golf team won its second consecutive tournament Tuesday to start off the season. Senior Jace Long led the Tigers to the victory, improving the overall team record to 2-0. Long shot an impressive 68-69-70 in three rounds of golf, which gave him a total of nine-under-par for the tournament.
The Golfweek Conference Challenge held 14 teams, which included No. 27 Iowa as well as Mizzou’s former rival, Kansas. The Tigers pulled away from Wake Forest with a nice eight-stroke cushion. The tournament started on Sunday and was held in Burlington, Iowa. Mizzou was the only team to finish the Challenge with an under-par score in the tournament that began on September 16.
Missouri has started off its inaugural season in the Southeastern Conference with an extremely strong showing by the golf team as they have yet to trail in any round.
Long has his second win of the early season after just two events. He has acquired a strong 68 stroke average over six rounds of play. It’s not just Long contributing to the tear that the Tigers have been on lately.
Sophomore Ryan Zech led the team for Tuesday’s round with a score of two-under-par. The rest of team wasn’t far behind as every Tiger finished within the top 30 of the tournament.
Head coach Mark Leroux knows how to win early in the season as his four year streak of consecutive wins to open up the season survives another year.
The Tigers tee off on Sept. 29 at the Champ Patriot Intercollegiate held in Lorton, Va. as they try to defend their undefeated status.
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