Sunday, Oct. 9 –
As day two ended at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate tournament, Jace Long was at even par with a 72.
The score put him in a tie for third and kept the Tigers at seventh place. Missouri finished just one point out of fifth place, held by the Clemson Tigers.
Through round two, Jace Long had nine birdies, including five on day two. Ryan Zech and Brad Moody finished the day in the top 30. Zech went three-over-par on the day but still landed in a tie for 24th. Moody’s four birdies placed him in a tie for 29th place.
Emilio Cuartero struggled mightily, tying for 48th with fellow Tiger Hunter Kraus. After a solid start on the front nine, Cuartero shot five over on the back nine to finish out with a disappointing 77. Both Kraus and Cuartero finish out the second round at ten-over-par.
The final day of tournament will be important for the golfers, as seventh would be the worst finish all season for the Tigers. Mizzou finished second in their last tournament and have shown major improvement throughout the season.
So far this season, Jace Long and Emilio Cuartero have been sensational. Cuartero was the catalyst for the Tigers in their second place finish at the John Dallio Tournament in Illinois while Long is putting up stellar numbers in his junior season.
The next stop for the Tigers will be a Halloween trip to Dallas for the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Tournament. Missouri then takes a long break until February, where they take their irons to Hawaii for the John A. Burns intercollegiate.
The Tigers also have their sights set at competing for the Big 12 championships in late April.
- Kevin Waida