ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The Fort Hays State men’s golf team finished seventh among MIAA teams and 17th overall at the Holiday Inn Express Classic (Oct. 9-10), hosted at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Missouri. Junior Mac McNish led the Tigers tying for 30th individually with rounds of 70, 76 and 78 to finish 11-over par for the tournament (224). The Tigers tied for eighth after the first round, matching their season-best score of 297. The Tigers then shot a 311 in the second round and 317 in the third round for a tournament total of 925.
Senior Skyler Tebo completed the tournament in a tie for 36th with rounds of 77, 73 and 76 to finish two shots behind McNish at 226 for the tournament. Seve Sites (72-86-84) and Colton Bobek (78-81-83) each tied for 85th, while Lane Pauls shot rounds of 84, 81 and 83.
McNish was incredibly consistent in the first round, recording two birdies, one bogey and 15 pars en route to his 1-under 70. It was the first under-par round for a Tiger since the 2015-16 season when Lane Pauls shot a 1-under 71 at the MIAA Championships (4/20/16).
Harding took the team title with a 26-over par (294-286-298) finish. The Bison finished the tournament with an 878. Missouri Western tied Harding, but lost the tiebreaker on the second playoff hole, posting a tournament score of 878. Central Missouri finished third just one stroke back with an 879. John Bonaobra of Central Missouri claimed the individual title with a two-under par performance and a total of 211 for the week.