COLUMBIA, Mo. – It’ll be a homecoming of sorts when the Wichita State men’s golf team takes part in the Missouri Tiger Invitational.
WSU is one of 15 teams competing in the 54-hole event, which runs Monday to Tuesday at The Club Old Hawthorne.
Shocker head coach Judd Easterling is from nearby Dixon, Mo. and cut his coaching teeth as Mizzou’s first-ever full-time assistant under head coach Mark Leroux (2013-15).
Leroux’s son, Lake, is a junior at WSU and will make his 2020-21 season debut at Old Hawthorne while competing individually.
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Event: 4th Annual Missouri Tiger Invitational
Dates: Monday, Apr. 5 to Tuesday, Apr. 6
Location: Columbia, Mo.
Course: The Club at Ole Hawthorne
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes (36 Monday, 18 Tuesday)
Tee Times: 8 a.m. CT shotgun start (both days)
Live Scoring: Golf Stat
The Field: 15 teams plus individuals from Kansas State (1), Kansas City (1) and Mizzou (4).
Bowling Green, Central Arkansas, Drake, Illinois State, Kansas City, Missouri (Host), Missouri State, Morehead State, North Alabama, SIUE, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Miss and Wichita State.
1 — Dawson Lewis (So.*) – 73.4 stroke average; team-low 217 (+1) last week at Hootie.
2 — Zac Owens (R-So.*) – team-best 71.4 stroke average; two top-5 finishes
3 — Marcus Wochner (Jr.) – AAC Golfer of the Week (Mar. 25); 71.4 average; 35 birdies.
4 — Brock Polhill (So.*) – 73.9 stroke average; First career top-20 finish at GCU (Mar. 15-16).
5 – Frank Thomas (Sr.*) – Southern Illinois transfer made his Shocker debut at Hootie.
Indiv. – Lake Leroux (Jr.*) – Columbia native is the son of Mizzou coach Mark Leroux.
*=Granted an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19