The Culver-Stockton College men's golf team rallied during the second round of the Columbia Cougar Classic to finish third in the tournament held at Columbia Country Club in Columbia, Mo.
The Wildcats sat in seventh place after shooting a 315 during the first round of the tournament Monday. However, Tuesday was a different was a different story as the Wildcats the second-best round of the day, 297, and jumped over four teams to finish at 612 overall. William Woods won the event with a two-total of 579 (293-286).
Individually, Jon Roberson jumped 22 spots and finished in a tie for sixth place after carding a 69 during the second round. Roberson recorded a 7-over 149 (80-69). Zach Kuhlman-Pfeiffer was the most consistent performer for the Wildcats, carding an 8-over 150 (75-75) to finish 11th overall.
Drew Horner recorded a 14-over 156 (80-76) to finish in tie for 19th place, while Hunter Baggett shot a two total of 17-over 159 (82-77) to finish tied for 25th. Ryan Keller carded identical 80s to finish at 18-over 160 and placed 30th overall.
In the women's draw, sophomore Lucy Clark shot 15-over 159 (80-79) to finish third overall, four strokes behind Demi Coertze of William Penn and Lindsey Mateer of Baker, who shared top honors.
As a team, the Wildcats shot 10 strokes better the second day and finished with final tally of 720 (365-355) to place fourth out of five teams. William Penn won the tournament with a score of 647 (323-324), finishing 29 shots ahead of Baker (336-340-676).
In addition to Clark, Haley Barraza turned in a two-day total of 34-over 178 (89-89) to finish 16th overall. Tara Bradley carded a 46-over 190 (96-94) to place 21st overall, while Layne Ray finished 24th with a 193 (100-93).
The women's team plays its final fall tournament at the Bellevue Fall Invitational in Bellevue, Neb., Oct. 12-13, while the men's team plays its final fall event at the NAIA Championship Preview Tournament Oct. 19-20 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.