Sophie Zell, 23 Sports

Mizzou Men’s Golf ended their second tournament of the 2019 season in Ohio at the Par-71 Inverness Intercollegiate Tournament this past Tuesday. The Tigers finished with a team score of 889 (37-over) to secure a 10th place finish out of 12 in Toledo. In Tuesday’s final round, they recorded an 8-over par 292 after carding a 296 and 301 in Monday’s first and second rounds, respectively.

Scotland Senior Rory Franssen’s individual performance led the Tigers for the third time in the last five tournaments, with a three day score of 219 (6-over), and put him tied at 25th overall. He shined in the final round of this tournament, making two birdies in the first three holes of his final round, resulting in a 2-over 73.

In a similar manner, freshman Viktor Einarsson, who hails from Iceland, proved himself worthy in his first career collegiate start as a Tiger. After scoring a 75 and 76 in the first two days of the tournament, Einarsson upped his game in the final round, making four birdies and shooting an even par of 71, a new career low round. His score of 222 (9-over) put him tied for 35th overall in Toledo.

Junior Jack Parker, from right here in Columbia, also had a successful weekend in Ohio. He came into Tuesday motivated, and shot his best score of the tournament: a 1-over 72. His final round left him 45th overall, posting a three day score of 224 (11-over).

Consistent senior Ricky Sanders, from the Netherlands, made only one double bogey or worse throughout the week. He shot scores of 75, 77 and 76, respectively. This performance placed him tied for 57th in the tournament, with a 15-over 228.

Redshirt freshman Ross Steelman, also from here in Columbia, shot a 232 (19-over), placing him 70th overall for the tournament.

While this was not the Tigers best weekend, it was an opportunity for talented key individuals to shine, and the team as a whole to grow. Mizzou has another tournament coming up in Valentine, Neb. for the Jackrabbit Invitational.