After a slow start, the Culver-Stockton College men's golf team finished fourth in the 54-hole Evangel University Fall Invitational at Rivercut Golf Course Monday and Tuesday in Springfield, Mo.
The Wildcats opened the tournament by shooting 310 during the morning round Monday. That slow start put the Wildcats in a tie for sixth place with Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) in the 11-team field, 25 shots behind the first round leader Columbia (Mo.), which shot a team total of 285.
C-SC was much better in the afternoon round Monday, shooting a round of 285 which was the best round of all the teams in the tournament. That round pushed the Wildcats to fourth place with a two-round total of 595. Columbia added a second round score of 288 to lead the tournament after one day.
In the final round Tuesday, the Wildcats carded a 302 to finish with a three-round total of 33-over 897. The 302 total was the third best on the day, behind Columbia's 295 and HLGU's 298. Columbia won the tournament with a score of 4-over 868.
Individually, Ryan Keller finished seventh overall with a score of 4-over 220. He shot rounds of 76, 69 and 75 over the two days. Hunter Baggett and Jon Roberson were each tied for 13th place with a 10-over 226. Baggett shot rounds of 79-69-78, while Roberson carded scores of 77-74-75.
Drew Horner turned in strong performance, finishing tied for 21st place with a score of 13-over 229. He recorded rounds of 79-76-74. Zach Kuhlman-Pfeiffer finished 32nd with a score of 19-over 235 (78-73-84), while Chace Burrus, playing as an individual, carded a three-round total of 28-over 244 (79-85-80).
The Wildcats are back in action next Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5-6, at the Columbia College Fall Invitational in Columbia, Mo.