Cuartero Proves That the Mizzou Golf Team Isn’t a One Man Show

Sunday, Oct. 9-

Sophomore Emilio Cuartero proved that Jace Long isn’t the only Tiger who can win golf tournaments with a victory on Sunday.

The Tigers finished in second place overall, with Cuartero leading the way. He went into the final round tied for first, and he was determined not to give up that spot. He finished the tournament with a final round score of 72, with a three round total of 213. He finished three strokes under-par, four strokes ahead of his teammate Jace Long, as well as Michael Motz of Marquette and Matt Cote from Florida Gulf Coast.

Cuartero was consistent the entire tournament, playing two rounds to par and one round three under-par. His final round 72 was enough to break the tie he had with Matt Cote going into the final round. Cuartero led all golfers in birdies with an astounding 19, six more than any other golfer, as well as being tied for the most eagles.

But Cuartero wasn’t the only golfer who shined. The golf team’s star Jace Long finished in a tie for second, despite coming into the final round tied for eleventh. After shooting a 75 in the first round, he made strides to climb the leaderboard. His final round of 69 launched him into his tie for second.

The team finished in second place overall with a score of 12 over-par. Mizzou slipped in the final round after leading after both the first and second rounds. There were five Tigers in the top 50, but the team slipped when Nick Wilson and Hunter Kraus both shot rounds in the 80s: 83 and 84, respectively. Florida Gulf Coast took full advantage of this slide at they took first place by three strokes.

The Tigers next travel to Jonesborough, Tennessee to play in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Oct. 14-16

– Tim Leible
23 Sports
Staff Writer