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The Mizzou Men’s Golf team came out on top with their first victory of the 2019 season at the Par-73 Prairie Club Invitational​ this past weekend, giving head coach Mark Leroux his 49th career win. Mizzou finished with a team total of 871 through three rounds, equivalent to five under par. Leading by only three strokes going into the final round, the Tigers pulled even further ahead of Sam Houston State by 20 strokes by the end of the tournament.

Redshirt freshman Ross Steelman gave the Tigers an exceptional performance taking first-overall, six strokes ahead of the second-place finisher, senior Rory Franssen. Steelman became the 24th Tiger in team history to score a 65 or better in an individual round after the second round, scoring a 65 (8-under) which consisted of six birdies and two eagles. Steelman finished the tournament with a final score of 210 going nine under par giving him his first career individual title.

Franssen scored a total of 216 (3-under) and earned his fourth career Top-5 finish. The second round of the tournament was notably special as he marked his 100th round as Tiger, scoring a 72 (1-under).

Senior Ricky Sanders shined during the final round of the tournament scoring a 70 (3-under). Sanders finished with five birdies in the third round, allowing him to move up 16 spots to tie for sixth place overall.
Freshman ​Viktor Einarsson​ came home with the best finish of his career after tying for 11th with a score of 224 (5-over).

Junior Jack Parker scored a total of 233 (13-over) tying for 31st overall at the end of the tournament.

The Tiger’s get a bye week after their incredible performance and will take the course again on October 11-13 at the ​Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate in Jonesborough, TN.