Lions sit in three way tie heading to Kansas City

The Missouri Southern golf team was back in action this week as they wrapped up their final MIAA event of the golf season on Tuesday in the Southwest Baptist Invitational. 

Southern entered the event in a two way tie for third. Southern couldn’t separate or gain ground as they finished the tournament in a three-way tie for third place.

Junior Taylor Lansford led the way for the Lions shooting a two-day total of 151 (+7). He finished tied for 14th. Day one leader for the Lions, freshman Tristian Haltom, tallied a two-day total of 155. That was good for a share of 34th place. Junior Cameron Hamilton finished tied for 20th. Senior Ethan Hutcheson shot a two-day total of 165. Sophomore Connor Neil finished tied for 45th, while junior Phillip Roller shot a two-day total of 162.

The Lions trail Central Oklahoma by seven points and Central Missouri by eight for the conference lead heading to Kansas City, Mo. for the conference championship. 

Overall leader in points for the Lions, Lansford, entered the tournament tied for 14th. He moved up one spot at tournaments end. Hutcheson entered in 10th place w but fell six slots to 16th. Hamilton also fell in the standings as he dropped five spots from 20 to 25th.

The MIAA Championships at the Tiffany Greens Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo. is next for the Lions. It’s a three-day tournament on a 6,977 yard par-72 course located in northern Kansas City by the Kansas City International Airport.