Mizzou Men’s Golf Swings for the Record Books in Hawaii

Justin Lohmeyer, 23 Sports

Many people go to Hawaii to relax and enjoy the beaches, but for Mizzou men’s golf it was another day in the office. Another opportunity to compete and try to out duel their opponents. The Tiger’s 40-under-par round (270-270-284-824) was good enough for them to take home a third place finish back here to the Midwest in bitterly cold Missouri. The 54 hole round score also broke the team record for the lowest score for a round in team history.

The Makai Golf Club was no match for Hayden Buckley, the Senior from Belden, Mississippi really put on a show. Most notably in day two, when he posted an 11 under-par, on his way to shooting a 61. That mark was good for a school record for team low 54-hole round. His first and second rounds of play were not to bad, either, with 54-hole score of 197 (66-61-70), which tied the school record that he broke earlier in the month. His three rounds were impressive enough to earn him an individual runner-up.

Two Freshman were able to crack the top 25. Jamie Stewart had a personal best by placing 11th with a score of (65-68-72 — 205), which is 11 under-par. A little bit farther down the leaderboard, Rory Fraanssen tied for 63rd with 1-over-par (76-70-71 — 217). Last but certainly not least, Trevor Ullestad tied for 72nd with a 2 over-par (71-73-74 — 218).

The Tigers take a winter break but will be back in action at the Suntrust Gator Invitational (Feb. 17-18) in Gainesville, Florida.