April 5, 2011
McCarty takes Branson Creek Invitational, Cougars Finish 3rd
HOLLISTER, Mo. - SIUE senior Neal McCarty bested a field of 68 golfers to take top honors at the Branson Creek Invitational, completed Tuesday.
McCarty finished one-over par (214) for the tournament. He shot a tournament-low round of 67 in the first round, a 74 in the second round and then a 73 today. McCarty finished five strokes ahead of Stephen F. Austin's Stetson McMillan (219) who finished second.
Alex Knoll turned in the low-round of the day Tuesday, carding a final-round 69 to finish 10th for the tournament. His total score was 226. Taylor Cox finished in a tie for 16th place with a combined score of 231. Nick Nuzzo finished with a 235 to tie for 26th place. Grant Wynia tied for 45th with a 241.
SIUE captured third place for the tournament. The Cougars finished nine strokes back of team champion, and host, Missouri State.
SIUE continues its season April 11-12 at the Arkansas State Intercollegiate in Jonesboro, Ark.