WARRENSBURG, Mo. – Fort Hays State finished 11th among MIAA teams and 20th overall at the Mule Invitational (Sept. 11-12), hosted at Mules National Golf Course in Missouri. Senior Skyler Tebo led Fort Hays State with rounds of 74, 79 and 72 to post a total score of 225 and tie for 43rd place, climbing 18 spots on the second day of competition and into the top 50.
Mac McNish (80-78-81) and Isaiah Grover (77-79-83) finished in a tie for 87th individually. Lane Pauls shot rounds of 83, 76 and 82 to finish in a tie for 93rd. Colton Bobek shot rounds of 77, 81 and 85.
Arkansas Tech took the team title with an aggregate score of 857. Fellow MIAA team Central Oklahoma placed second with a score of 871 and Henderson State (872) placed third. Fort Hays State finished 20th as team with a score of 308-312-319 for a total of 939.
This was the first designated MIAA event of the year. Central Oklahoma topped the conference field, followed by Washburn and Missouri Western. The top individual among MIAA golfers was Sam Parrott of Central Missouri, who was just one stroke off the winning pace at 2-over par (212).
Putter Srinoon of Arkansas Tech claimed the individual title in a three-way playoff between Mason Banger of Harding and Nick Shapiro of Henderson State. They all shot one-over for the tournament and a total score of 211.
The Tigers are in action next week (Sept. 18-19) when they travel to Muskogee, Oklahoma to compete in the NSU Classic at the Muskogee Country Club.