Jeffrey Miller was tied for the tournament after the first round.
April 30, 2012
By John Lock
HUCHINSON, Kan. - The Southern Illinois men's golf team is in eighth place after two rounds at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships. The Salukis put together a two-round score of 609 and are nine strokes behind seventh-place Illinois State. The final round will be played tomorrow, starting with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
SIU scored a 297 in the first round, placing it fourth after 18 holes. Three of the five SIU players lost strokes in the second round, and the team finished with a 312, bringing its two-round total to 609.
Joe Goelzhauser led the Salukis and is in 21st overall. After shooting a 77 in the first round, Goelzhauser dropped three strokes and led the team with a 74 in the second round. He was one of three players in the tournament to record an eagle. Goelzhauser is only four strokes outside of the top 10. Goelzhauser is tied for the tournament lead with his three-under-par score on Par-5 holes.
Jake Erickson and Jeffrey Miller are tied for 25th individually with a two-round score of 153. Miller led the field after posting a one-over-par 71 in the first round, but he shot an 82 in the second round. Erickson shot a 75 in the first round and a 78 in the second round.
Jared Harp fired the team's second-best score in the first round (74) but fell back to an 82 in the second round. Harp shot two-under-par on Par-5 holes. Brandon Cauldwell shot a 79 in the first round and improved one stroke in the second round to round out the Saluki five.
Wichita State leads the field by 13 strokes as it tries to win its fifth-straight title. The final round is set to begin tomorrow at 8 a.m. Live scoring is available for the tournament and can be found here.
1.) Wichita State: 288-293 (581, +21)
2.) Evansville: 294-300 (294, +34)
t-3.) Northern Illinois: 303-292 (595, +35)
t-3.) Drake: 303-292 (595, +35)
5.) Creighton: 293-305 (598, +38)
6.) Missouri State: 300-299 (599, +39)
7.) Illinois State: 299-301 (600, +40)
8.) Southern Illinois: 297-312 (609, +49)
9.) Bradley: 309-312 (621, +61)
21.) Joe Goelzhauser 77-74 (151, +11)
t-25.) Jake Erickson 75-78 (153, +13)
t-25.) Jeffrey Miller 71-82 (153, +13)
t-34.) Jared Harp 74-82 (156, +16)
t-39.) Brandon Cauldwell 79-78 (157, +17)
Course: Prairie Dunes Golf Club
Location: Huchinson, Kan.
Length: 6,598 yards