Cuartero Delivers, Mizzou Golf Leads Day One at Patriot Intercollegiate

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Mizzou’s Emilio Cuartero is the leader after the first two rounds of the 54-hole Patriot Intercollegiate Golf Tournament that kicked off Saturday in Lortan, Va.

The Tigers, led by Cuartero’s four-under par 138, lead after the first two rounds shooting impressive scores of 290 and 276 to post a two-under par 566 at Laurel Hill Golf Club. Cuartero is the 36-hole individual leader, three shots ahead of Delaware’s Ben Conroy at one-under par.

Fellow Missouri teammate player Jace Long is one shot back of Conroy in a tie for third at even par. Long was recently ranked the nation’s top golfer by adjusted scoring average in Golfstat’s national ranking, with an average of 67.97. He is Missouri’s career leader with nine victories.

Missouri leads the 13-team field at 566, while Delaware sits in second 10 strokes behind. Hofstra is in third place at 582, while Penn and Villanova are tied for fourth place with a score of 588.

Hofstra’s Jonathan Farber is also one shot back of Conroy in a tie for third. Farber led the Pride with rounds of 72 and 70. He leads the field in par-four scoring at three under.

Michael Kania and Steve Skurla set a good pace for Villanova, carding a 36-hole score of 143.

The No. 11 Mizzou Tigers take their ten-stroke lead into Sunday in which all 13 teams and individuals will go off on a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

-Jeremy Schrank
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Staff Writer