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2009-10 Bears MEN’S GOLF

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Missouri State Bears (front, l-r): Will Hogan, Jack Courington, Mark Hogan, Eric Straub and Jordan McLaurin; (back, l-r) Jay McBride, Ryan Weinhaus, Coach Neal Stafford, Scott Glenn and Matt Cermak.

2009-10 Roster Name Matt Cermak** Jack Courington** Scott Glenn*** Mark Hogan* Will Hogan Jay McBride*** Jordan McLaurin* Eric Straub Ryan Weinhaus***

Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Sr.

Ht. 5-8 5-8 5-10 6-2 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-3

Hometown/High School Chicago, Ill./St. Patrick’s Wichita, Kan./Southeast Wichita, Kan./Andover Central Chislehurst, Kent, England/Eltham Ozark, Mo./Ozark Lebanon, Mo./Lebanon Ironton, Mo./Arcadia Valley Paducah, Ky./Heath Chesterfield, Mo./Parkway Central

Head Coach: Neal Stafford (Missouri ‘02) * Denotes MSU letters earned

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Pronunciation Key Matt SIR-mak Jack KUR-ing-ton Jordan Mc-LORE-in Ryan WINE-house

MSU Information Table of Contents

Missouri State Quick Facts

2009-10 Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Missouri State Quick Facts/Golf Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2009 Season Outlook. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Coach Neal Stafford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Player Profiles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 Missouri State University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13 Facilities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Missouri Valley Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Record Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 2008-09 Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC uuOn the cover: MSU senior Jay McBride (l) and sophomore Will


Location. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 901 South National Avenue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield, Missouri 65897 Year Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1905 Enrollment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17,385 (Springfield campus) President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Michael Nietzel Faculty Athletics Representative. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Bruce Johnson Director of Athletics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Moats School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon & White Nickname. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bears Affiliation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Missouri Valley University Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Athletics Web Site. . . . . . . . . . . .

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Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neal Stafford (Missouri ‘02) Golf Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-4863 Golf Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417-836-8475 E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Conference Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fourth Letterwinners Returning/Lost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/0 Home Tournament Facility. . . . . . . . . . . . . Branson Creek Golf Club

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Season Outlook Neal Stafford thinks his team is picking up steam and hopes that momentum will carry the Missouri State Bears to the post-season this May. The Bears are coming off a fall campaign in which they played their best golf late in tournaments and late into the season. With a veteran squad on his hands, Stafford, in his sixth year directing the program, likes where the Bears are headed as the spring season begins. “It seems like we’ve developed into a team that finishes well, that has rebounded from a tough round or tough tournament,” Stafford said. “I feel like we got better each week and with each round in a tournament.” The numbers back up Stafford’s assertion as the Bears got progressively better in each round of just about every tournament, averaging nearly 308 in opening rounds and 298 in final rounds. In addition, they averaged 304 per round through the first two fall tournaments, then finished strong by averaging 299 in the final three outings. The Bears are aiming to maintain the momentum gained from those last three tournaments -- a runnerup finish at Oral Roberts and placing in the top half of the field at Illinois State and Austin Peay. “With a veteran group like we have, our formula has to involve confidence and patience,” said Stafford. “We need to not take risks early and be patient, both within rounds and tournaments. If we can continue to do that, that’ll put us in a good spot in April.” Nobody epitomizes that veteran presence better than senior Jay McBride, who averaged 74.4 in the fall and was medalist at the Oral Roberts Shootout. He earned all-conference honors last spring by finishing fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and ranks seventh on the Bears’ career scoring average chart. “Jay’s had a good career here and, as nice as it was to see him pick up that big win in the fall, I look for him to win some more,” said Stafford. “Throughout his career, he’s gotten better and better at making adjustments to his game, both during the season and during a round,” he added. “That’s been a really fun part of watching him come along.” The Bears got a boost in the fall with the transfer of sophomore Will Hogan from Missouri. After a bit of slow start to the fall, Hogan settled in to post a pair of top-10 finishes and an 18th in his final three tournaments. He averaged 75.1 for the fall, which ranked second behind McBride and was low for the Bears in the final two tournaments. “Will’s a tremendous talent who has length and a great short game,” Stafford said. “He’s pretty consistent and solid, but maybe needs to be a little more patient and control his ball flight better.” “He’s been a great addition to our team. He’s from here, so has fit in really well and made a quick adjustment,” he added. The play of senior Scott Glenn will be pivotal to the team’s success, particularly in the absence of last year’s MVC Newcomer of the Year, Jordan McLaurin, who is academically ineligible for the semester. Glenn has been a consistent force throughout his career when healthy, but has been hampered by back injuries the past two seasons. Seemingly healthy in the fall, the Wichita native averaged 78.9 in three tournaments. “Scott’s a veteran leader who we’ll count on for consistency,” said Stafford. “We need him to provide that for us to do well.” Another senior, Ryan Weinhaus, earned a regular spot in the lineup a year ago, but stumbled out of the gate in the fall and averaged just over 78 in three tournaments. “We need Ryan to step up and play like a senior,” noted Stafford. “He’s part of this senior class that came here wanting to win a championship and he has to be a part of it.” Yet another veteran presence is junior Jack Courington, an impact player from his first day on campus two year ago. He endured a rollercoaster ride in the fall, leading the team in its season opener at Nebraska before eventually missing a couple of trips and then finishing with a top-20 finish at Austin Peay.


uuJunior Jack Courington finished third in scoring average last season and finished strong for the Bears last fall.

“Jack’s a guy that should be getting into position to win on the last day of tournaments,” Stafford stated. “He has a chance to be one of the better players in our league. He’s a good ball striker, hits 80 percent of his fairways and can shoot low scores.” Junior Matt Cermak and sophomore Mark Hogan also figure to join the battle for playing time. Both saw limited action in the fall, but have all the tools to make that next step as regulars in the Bears’ lineup. “Matt’s a hard worker, always working on his game,” said the Bears’ coach. “He’s really a great competitor who relies on his short game and putting, and hopefully that hard work will start to pay off.” Cermak played in a career-high seven tournaments a year ago, including the season-ending Valley tournament, where he was second on the team by tying for 26th. Hogan has averaged just over 78 in his 14 tournaments rounds since joining the squad and, according to Stafford, has come a long way in his short time at Missouri State. “He’s made a lot of improvement and needs to just keep pushing and keep grinding,” he said. “He’s a tremendous talent who’s just waiting to break out, but he needs to feel like he can do it.” Freshman Eric Straub of Paducah, Ky., is redshirting this season. The Bears open the spring, as last year, at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate and also will make annual trips to South Florida and Arkansas State. They’ll host the Branson Creek Invitational, Apr. 5-6, and make first-time trips to Louisiana Tech and Iowa. The State Farm/Missouri Valley Conference Championship will be at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan., Apr. 26-27.

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Coach Neal Stafford Neal

stafford Head Coach Sixth year at MSU & overall Missouri, 2002 Springfield native Neal Stafford is in his sixth season at Missouri State after being appointed prior to the spring season in 2005, and he has wasted no time in placing the Bears’ program on solid ground. “We want to get back to competing for Missouri Valley Conference championships and becoming a strong force in the region,” said Stafford. He has made a habit of recruiting dedicated and hard-working players who exemplify the term “student-athlete”, placing an emphasis on their work in the classroom as well as on the golf course. “We are trying to recruit student-athletes who are very dedicated in the classroom, understand their commitment to the community, and want to work hard on the golf course,” Stafford said. “We have put together a group which has these goals in mind, and I’m sure you’ll continue to see Missouri State Golf produce at a high level. Our players will leave here as better people on and off the course.” On the course, the current Bears’ team had mixed results in the fall while playing the usual challenging schedule with which Stafford likes to test his team. Their best finish was a runner-up performance at the ORU Shootout in Tulsa, Okla., contested at the acclaimed Golf Club of Oklahoma. Senior Jay McBride led the Bears there with a resounding seven-shot victory in the individual race, the second tournament title of his career. Stafford guided the Bears to a runnerup finish at the Branson Creek Invitational in his first semester, then in his first full year in 2005-06, MSU enjoyed a stellar season. The Bears finished in the top 10 seven times, including the championship of the SFA Crown Classic and second places at the Fairway Club and Branson Creek Invitationals. They also were in the top five at the Missouri Intercollegiate, ASU Indian Classic and the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In 2006-07, MSU also posted four top-five finishes -- second at the Missouri Intercollegiate, fourth at North Texas, third at Oral Roberts, and second at Branson Creek. Senior Matt Sullivan earned his second all-conference honor and set the school single-season scoring mark with a 73.47 average. In 2007-08, the Bears racked up four top-five finishes, including a victory at their own Branson Creek Invitational and second at the Missouri Intercollegiate. They also came in fifth at the always-tough Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate. Individually, McBride paced the team in scoring average, followed closely by Jack Courington, who proved to be one of the league’s top freshmen. MSU finished fourth at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship last season with McBride picking up his first all-conference honor with a fourth-place finish. In addition, Stafford’s strong recruiting efforts continued to pay off as freshman Jordan McLaurin was named Valley Newcomer of the Year. Stafford was the Class 4-A state champion in 1997 at Kickapoo High

School and went on to attend the University of Missouri, where he was a four-year letterman. He was a member of the Big XII Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2000-01 and a conference All-Academic Second Team selection as a senior the following year. While with the Tigers, he earned the Charlie Diggs Citizenship Award and, after completing his eligibility, served as a student assistant coach in 2002. He received his bachelor’s degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Stafford came to Missouri State from Millwood Golf & Racquet Club in Springfield, where he has been an assistant professional since January, 2003. He continues employment at Millwood in a part-time capacity while focusing his primary efforts on the Bear program. At Millwood, he has served in all capacities of the golf operation, including golf instruction, tournament management and golf shop merchandising. Stafford and his wife, Sarah, reside in Springfield.

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Player Profiles Scott

glenn Senior w Wichita, Kan. Andover Central Fall 2009: Played in three of the team’s five tournaments, compiling a 78.89 average in nine rounds...Best finish was 30th at the ORU Shootout, shooting 80-80-83--243...Shot 78-73-82--233 to tie for 53rd at Nebraska and 82-75-77--234 to tie for 54th at the Weibring Intercollegiate. 2008-09: Hampered by a recurring back injury that forced him to miss eight of MSU’s 12 tournaments...Shot 80-73--153 and tied for 37th in the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational at Nebraska, his only outing of the fall...Played in the first two spring tournaments, carding 7481-79--234 at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate and 75-79-82--236 at the USF Invitational...Only other spring tournament was the Branson Creek Invitational, where he tied for 34th by shooting 77-81--158. 2007-2008: One of the team’s most consistent performers, he was second for the Bears in scoring average with a 76.0 mark after playing in all four events in the fall, but was slowed by a back injury which forced him to miss two events in the spring, the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and the UALR Classic...Finished the year fifth on the team in scoring average with 77.18...Posted his first top-10 finish in the season opener, the Missouri Intercollegiate, with 74-77-73--224...Tied for 18th at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate after recording 79-71-78--228; the 71 was his best round of the fall...Placed second on the team and 48th overall at UT-Arlington, shooting 76-72-78--226. 2006-07: Enjoyed a stellar freshman year, playing in eight of the Bears’ 11 tournaments and finishing fourth on the team with a 76.1 scoring average...Started off his collegiate career at North Texas, where he shot 72-7776--225 to tie for 43rd...Also tied for 34th at the Crown Classic, posting 74-77--151...Best tournament was the Branson Creek Invitational as he took 14th place and notched 70-75-78--223; his opening-round 70 was a season’s best...Matched the 223 total the next week at the ASU Indian Classic with 78-74-71...Shot 75-73-83--231 to place 30th at his first Missouri Valley Conference meet. Background: Showed improvement every year coming up through the junior ranks even while playing safety for Andover Central’s football team...A three-time first team all-state performer in 2003-05...Claimed the 4A Regional title and was the Wellington Invitational Champion in 2005...That same year, finished fourth with rounds of 72-73 at the USGA Amateur qualifying. Personal: Scott Glenn was born June 6, 1987, in Wichita, Kansas...Major is Sports Management...Son of Phil and Marlene Glenn.

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total


Rds. 23 22 10 9 64

Glenn’s Career Stats Strokes 1750 1698 781 710 4939

Avg. 76.1 77.2 78.1 78.9 77.2

In 70’s 21 18 6 4 49

Low 71 71 73 73 71

Athletics Mission Statement Missouri State University is committed to an intercollegiate athletics program which complements the mission of the University and operates in accordance with the principles and regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. As a member of various athletics conferences, Missouri State is committed to academic and athletics excellence, sound fiscal management practices, enhancement of the physical and educational welfare of student-athletes, equal opportunity, character development, principles of amateurism, and the fundamental values of sportsmanship, civility, and the common virtue of good citizenship.

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Player Profiles Jay

McBRIDE Senior w Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon Fall 2009: Got off to a strong start in the first half of his senior year with an outstanding performance at the ORU Shootout at the prestigious Golf Club of Oklahoma, notching a seven-stroke victory after shooting 75-7367--215, one-under-par for the tournament...His 67 in the final round was a career low and also earned him Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week honors for the second time in his career...His 74.43 scoring average led the team and ranked 12th in the Valley...Opened the season with 76-78-70--224 at Nebraska, then followed with 79-73--152 at the Colbert Intercollegiate just prior to his win at ORU...Shot 77-76-75--228 at the Weibring Intercollegiate and 76-74-73--223 to close out the fall at Austin Peay...Enjoyed his most consistent season with all 14 rounds in the 70’s. 2008-09: Led the Bears in scoring average for the second straight season, posting a 76.18 mark in 33 rounds...Earned all-Missouri Valley Conference status for the first time by placing fourth at the league tournament with 78-74-73--225 at Dalhousie Golf Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo....Also finished fourth in the season opener at Nebraska, recording 72-71--143 in the rain-shortened event...Followed that by leading the team and tying for 15th at the Colbert Intercollegiate at Kansas State with 78-76-74-228...Shot 74-73-74--221 to tie for 30th at the Weibring Intercollegiate... Opened the spring by placing 29th at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate after posting 73-74-77--224...Low round of the season came as an opening 68 at the USF Invitational, where he followed with 76-73 for a 217 total and tie for 22nd...Was slowed by a knee injury, especially in the spring, when he was forced to withdraw at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate, but finished strong, leading the Bears at Missouri with 75-77-74--226 for a 28thplace tie and then his all-Valley performance to close the season. 2007-08: Established himself as the Bears’ top player, leading the team with a 75.2 scoring average...Opened the season with his first collegiate victory, firing 73-70-71--214 at The Club at Porto Cima for a three-stroke margin at the Missouri Intercollegiate...Picked up his first MVC Golfer of the Week honor after his win...Followed the next week by finishing 27th at Kansas with 75-76-75--226...In the final fall tournament at Water Chase in Arlington, Texas, posted 70-73 the first day before a tough final day dropped him to 28th place...In the spring, tied for eighth at ArkansasLittle Rock with 79-73-73--225 and led MSU at the Braveheart Classic by shooting 81-76-76--233 and tying for 27th...Shot a season-best 68 in the opening round at Arkansas State and went on to post 74-77 for 219. 2006-07: Made a stellar debut in collegiate golf, setting the MSU freshman scoring average record with 75.3...Played in all 11 events, making his debut at the Missouri Intercollegiate, where he carded 78-80-76--234... Capped off the fall with his best finish, 14th place at the ORU Shootout after firing 74-73-74--221...Tied for 22nd at North Texas by posting 7278-71--221 en route to his first top 25 finish....Placed third on the team at the Kansas Invitational (75-79-74--228)...His best spring tournament was the first one, the Ron Smith/USF Invitational, where he shot 69-

73-77--219 and tied for 13th...Was first for the team and 19th overall at Arkansas-Little Rock, posting 71-76-70--217...Also had top-25 finishes at the ASU Indian Classic (69-72-75--216) and Valley Championship (7975-75--225). Background: Enjoyed a strong junior career, earning all-state honors three times....Finished sixth at the state tournament as a senior, third as a junior and 13th as a sophomore...Was ranked second among Missouri seniors in 2006 by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard. Personal: Jay Vernon McBride was born July 22, 1987, in Springfield, Missouri, the son of Tim and Kathy McBride...Majoring in Marketing... Has two brothers who played college golf, Matt at Drury and Mark at Missouri...Enjoys hunting, fishing and video games in his spare time... Lists making an eagle on the 18th hole of the 2005 state tournament as his biggest sports thrill.

Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Rds. 32 28 33 14 107

McBride’s Career Stats Strokes 2408 2106 2514 1042 8070

Avg. 75.3 75.2 76.2 74.4 75.4

In 70’s 28 25 27 14 94

Low 69 68 68 67 67

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Player Profiles Ryan

weinhaus Senior w Chesterfield, Mo. Parkway Central Fall 2009: Played in three of the Bears’ five tournaments, averaging 78.13 in eight rounds...Began the season by shooting 76-79-82--237 to tie for 61st at Nebraska...Shot 79-78--157 for a 33rd-place tie at the Colbert Intercollegiate and then closed out the fall at Austin Peay, shooting 78-7677--231 to tie for 76th. 2008-09: One of the team’s core players, he saw action in all but one tournament and posted a 77.97 scoring average in 31 rounds, good for fourth on the team...Best finish was a tie for 20th at the Branson Creek Invitational, shooting 78-77--155, low for the team...Also low for MSU at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate as he tied for 51st with 74-79-77-230...Best 54-hole score came at the USF Invitational, where he went 71-75-73--219 to tie for 39th...Shot 74-78-83--235 at the UMB Bank/Tiger Intercollegiate and tied for 36th at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship with 82-74-81--237...Wrapped up the fall with a tie for 22nd at the UT Arlington Fall Classic as he shot 78-73-78--229...Started off the season by shooting 80-76--156 at Nebraska, then finished third on the team at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate with 76-77-91--248...Shot 8481-79--244 at the Oral Roberts Shootout and 84-75-73--232 at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate. 2007-08: The most improved player on the team from the previous season, he averaged 77.7 in 22 rounds while playing in all but three tournaments... Opened the year by firing 75-73-80--228 at the Missouri Intercollegiate for 16th place...Also played at Kansas and Texas-Arlington, where he was third on the team with 77-76-79--232...In the spring, recorded his best 54hole collegiate score, shooting 72-74-72--218 at Arkansas State, where he tied for 56th...Also tied for 37th at the Branson Creek Invitational, posting 74-78--152, and the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, recording 75-85-74--234. 2006-07: Played in three events, including the season-opening Missouri Intercollegiate, where he posted 85-75-78--238...Also competed at Kansas (79-80-82--241) and Branson Creek (79-77-80--236). Background: A Plantations Tour All-American for 2004-05 who also had the national low stroke average that year...Finished second at the 2006 Missouri State High School Championship with a second-round 66... Qualified for the 2005 Junior World Championship...A four-time all-state, all-district, all-metro and all-conference performer at Parkway Central. Personal: Ryan Matthew Weinhaus was born December 26, 1987, in Chesterfield, Missouri...Majoring in Business...Son of Mike and Jane Weinhaus...As a 12-year-old, he was a national finalist in The Golf Channel’s Drive, Chip and Putt competition in Orlando, Florida...Father served as the Executive Director of the Gateway Section of the PGA of America until 2002.


Year 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Rds. 9 22 31 8 70

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Weinhaus’ Career Stats Strokes 715 1709 2417 625 5466

Avg. 79.4 77.7 77.9 78.1 78.1

In 70’s 5 14 22 7 48

Low 75 72 71 76 71

Player Profiles Matt

cermak Junior w Chicago, Ill. St. Patrick’s Fall 2009: Played at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, where he shot 82-83-165 and tied for 49th. 2008-09: Returned to action for the Bears after missing all of the previous season due to injury...He played in three of the team’s five fall tournaments, averaging 85.33 in nine rounds...Played at the Colbert Intercollegiate, where he placed 56th; the ORU Shootout, where he was 58th; and Texas-Arlington Classic, where he tied for 81st...Was much improved in the spring, competing in four tournaments, including the final three, as he averaged 78.73...Placed second for the Bears and tied for 26th overall at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, shooting 81-78-78--237... Also shot 237 (78-79-80) the previous week at the UMB/Tiger Intercollegiate...Tied for 24th overall and third on the team at the Branson Creek Invitational by recording 80-76--156...Opened the spring at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate, where he shot 80-78-78--236...Finished the season with an 81.70 scoring average in 20 rounds. 2007-08: Redshirted due to injury and did not compete. 2006-07: Came on strong in the spring, playing in five of the team’s six events after competing twice in the fall...Averaged 74.0 in the final two events, the ASU Indian Classic and MVC Championship...Posted his lowest career 54-hole score at ASU, 76-71-71--218 and placed 21st at the Valley meet with 78-76-72--226; his 72 was the best round by a Bear at the tournament...Tied for 77th with 81-79-77--237 at the Ron Smith/USF Invitational and shot 236 at the UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate....Shot 7477-81--232 at the Branson Creek Invitational to place 34th...Played in two fall events, the Kansas Invitational and ORU Shootout, compiling a scoring average of 81.8...Came back the final two rounds at ORU, shooting 74-76 after a difficult opening round to count and help the Bears to a third place showing. Background: A three-time all-conference player for St. Patrick’s High... Won the Cog Hill PJGT in Lemont, Illinois, in April, 2005 and had four other top-five finishes on the Plantations Tour...Qualified for and made the cut at the Junior World Championship in 2005 and 2003...Competed in the prestigious invitation-only Western Junior in Wheaton, Illinois, the summer prior to college. Personal: Matthew Gilmary Cermak was born February 12, 1988, in Chicago, Illinois...Son of Pat and Cathleen Cermak...Majoring in Communications.

Year Rds. 2006-07 21 2007-08 2008-09 20 Fall 2009 2 Total 43

Cermak’s Career Stats Strokes 1640 Redshirted 1634 165 3439

Avg. 78.1

In 70’s 14

Low 71

81.7 82.5 79.9

9 0 23

76 82 71

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Player Profiles Jack

courington Junior w Wichita, Kan. Southeast Fall 2009: Opened the season with a team-best 29th-place finish at Nebraska, where he recorded 80-71-71--222...Finished the fall by posting 79-71-68--218 to tie for 18th at Austin Peay; final-round 68 was a career best...Averaged 76.11 in nine rounds as he missed two tournaments...Shot 77-82-86--245 at the ORU Shootout. 2008-09: Came into the fall season fresh off qualifying for the U.S. Amateur at Pinehurst, where he missed the cut into match play...One of three Bears to play in all 12 tournaments, he was third on the team with a 77.50 scoring average...Averaged nearly three strokes better per round in the spring, posting a 76.4 average compared to 79.1 in the fall...Best finish was 24th at the Branson Creek Invitational as he shot 82-74--156...Best 54-hole score came at the Desert Shootout, where he was low for the Bears and 27th overall with 72-73-69--214...Was second on the squad and 25th overall to open the spring at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate...Finished the year by tying for 33rd at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, shooting 83-85-72--240... Opened the season by shooting 73-78--151 to tie for 31st at Nebraska...Was second for the Bears and 30th overall at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate after posting 73-81-81--235...Second on the team and 46th overall at Oral Roberts with 79-80-79--238... Finished up the fall by carding 74-79-79--232 at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate and 87-83-81--251 at Texas-Arlington. 2007-08: One of the top freshmen in the Valley, he made an immediate impact for the Bears, competing in every event and ranking second on the team with a 75.93 scoring average...Began his collegiate career at the Missouri Intercollegiate, where he placed 33rd after shooting 77-81-78-236...Fall season was highlighted by an 11th-place finish at the Kansas Invitational with rounds of 74-76-72--222, including a final hole chip-in on the par five eighth at Alvamar for an eagle...Carded 79-78-76--233 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and ended the fall with a 78th-place finish at Texas-Arlington...Opened the spring with an outstanding sixth-place finish at the Cuthbert Cup in Kiawah Island, S.C., shooting 70-73--143, but notched his best collegiate finish at the Branson Creek Invitational, where he shot 74-71--145 to tie for third...Tied for 13th at his first Valley tournament after shooting 75-76-72--223...Finished second for MSU and 41st overall at UC Riverside with 80-81-74--235 and 45th at Arkansas State after posting 73-73-70--216. Background: One of the top junior players in Kansas in high school, he posted a 72.9 high school scoring average and a tie for 10th at the Class 6A state championship as a senior...Won the Kansas Junior Golf Association Collegiate Preview, shooting 65-69--134 to win by 17 shots...Also captured titles in the 2005 KJGA Match Play Championship, Big I state qualifier, and the KJGA South Central Sectional. Personal: Jack A. Courington was born April 28, 1989, in Wichita, Kansas...Majoring in Business...Son of Mark and Lindy Courington.


Year 2007-08 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Courington’s Career Stats

Rds. 28 34 9 71

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Strokes 2126 2635 685 5446

Avg. 75.9 77.5 76.1 76.7

In 70’s 21 23 6 50

Low 70 69 68 68

Player Profiles Mark




Sophomore w Chislehurst, Kent, England Eltham

Sophomore w Ozark, Mo. Ozark

Fall 2009: Played at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, where he shot 7680-80-236 and tied for 65th. 2008-09: Finished third on the team and 52nd overall at the Weibring Intercollegiate after shooting 75-75-77--227...Saw more action in the spring, competing at the Desert Shootout, UALR/First Tee and Branson Creek, where he had his best finish, a tie for 28th with 78-79--157...Carded 7778-75--230 at the Desert Shootout for his best 54-hole score...Had 81-8387--251 at UALR. Background: Captain of the Kent Junior Team in his native England... Captured numerous junior championships and had five rounds of three under par or better in competition in 2007...Won the Chart Hills Junior Open and Home Guard Trophy in 2008 and the Spring Meeting at Sunridge Park the previous year. Personal: Mark Richard Hogan was born July 6, 1990, in Sidcup, Kent, England...Son of Brian and Denise Hogan...Majoring in Business.

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Rds. 11 3 14

Hogan’s Career Stats Strokes 865 236 1101

Avg. 78.6 78.7 78.6

In 70’s 8 1 9

Low 75 76 75

Fall 2009: Made quite an impression in his first semester with the Bears after transferring from Missouri, ranking second on the team and 18th in the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring average with a 75.14 mark...Was low for MSU in his final two tournaments, tying for eighth at the Weibring Intercollegiate with 73-77-71-221 and 18th at Austin Peay with 74-71-73--218...Best finish was a tie for third at the ORU Shootout, where the Bears finished second, after shooting 76-73-75--224 at the acclaimed Golf Club of Oklahoma...Tied for 53rd in the season-opening Fairway Club Invitational, carding 83-74-76--233...Shot 82-74--156 to tie for 29th at the rain-shortened Colbert Intercollegiate at Kansas State. 2008-09: Played in the Tigers’ first 10 tournaments, including all six in the fall and the first four of the spring, averaging 75.07 in 30 rounds...Finished third in his first collegiate tournament, the season-opening Rutherford Intercollegiate, where he recorded 72-70-78--218 ... Best round was a 69 in the second round of the Wolverine Intercollegiate and finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of 217...Lowest three-round total was a 216 at the Austin Peay Intercollegiate with three rounds of 72...Opened the spring with 72-72-74--218 to tie for 34th at the USF Invitational. 2007-08: Redshirted at Missouri...placed third at the 2008 Missouri Amateur Background: Named 2006 Missouri Junior Player of the Year...Qualified for the 2006 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship...Won Missouri Class 3 High School State Championships in 2006. Personal: William Barry Hogan was born January 26, 1989...Son of Barry and Terri Hogan...Majoring in Exercise and Movement Science.

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Rds. 30 14 44

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Hogan’s Career Stats Strokes 2252 1052 3304

Avg. 75.1 75.1 75.1

In 70’s 23 12 35

Low 69 71 69


Player Profiles Jordan



Sophomore w Ironton, Mo. Arcadia Valley

Freshman w Paducah, Ky. Heath

Fall 2009: Ranked third on the squad in scoring with a 75.91 average in 11 rounds...After missing the first tournament, notched the team’s best finish the next week at the Colbert Intercollegiate, where he carded 75-75--150 to place 17th overall...Lefthander who placed third on the team in each of the final three tournaments -- shot 82-73-80--235 at ORU, 79-74-78--231 at the Weibring Intercollegiate, and 72-75-72--219 at Austin Peay. 2008-09: Made an immediate impact for the Bears, ranking second on the team with 76.38 scoring average on his way to being named Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year...Posted five sub-par rounds, including a career-low 67 in the opening round of the USF Invitational and a final-round 69 in the same event; tied for seventh in the tournament after a second-round 78 and 214 total...Best finish and 54-hole score were at the Weibring Intercollegiate, where he tied for sixth with 68-72-72-212...Played in all 12 tournaments and posted three other top-20 finishes -- ties for 18th at Nebraska, his first college tournament (74-75--149), and Texas-Arlington (75-72-80--227), and a tie for 13th at the Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate (75-75-70--220)...Shot 79-79-87--245 at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate and 80-77-75--232 to tie for 27th at Oral Roberts...Fired 71-74-73--218 at the Desert Shootout to tie for 46th and was second on the team at Missouri, where he posted 78-79-73--230...Tied for 33rd at the MVC Championship after shooting 81-77-82--240. Background: Joined the MSU program with a long list of standout prep performances...Tied for medalist honors at the Missouri Class 2 State Tournament as a junior before finishing second as a senior...Took fourth as a freshman and third as a sophomore at the state meet, giving him four top-four finishes in his standout career...Went undefeated his junior year, winning all six tournaments in which he competed...Won his final tournament of 2008 before entering college, the American Junior Golf Assocation’s Dalhousie Junior Championship, firing 70-67-71--208, to post a seven-shot victory...Placed fourth at the 2008 John Deere Junior Classic, posting 74-71-73--218...Won the Future College Golf Association’s “Show-Me Shootout” in 2007 after shooting 67-69--136, and finished seventh at the AJGA’s David Gossett Junior Classic that year...Also a twotime participant in the invitation-only Western Junior Amateur. Personal: Jordan Murphy McLaurin was born April 14, 1990, in Ironton, Missouri...Son of Cord and Pam McLaurin...Majoring in Communications.

Year 2008-09 Fall 2009 Total

Rds. 34 11 45


McLaurin’s Career Stats Strokes 2597 835 3432

Avg. 76.4 75.9 76.3

In 70’s 24 8 32

Fall 2009: Did not compete in the fall and plans to redshirt this season. Background: Was the seventh-rated senior in Kentucky last year according to National Junior Golf Scoreboard...Placed 14th at the state high school tournament and 11th at the Kentucky Junior Amateur in 2008... Was regional runnerup his final three seasons and qualified for the state tournament all three years...Finished fourth and seventh, respectively, at the 2006 and ‘07 Kentucky Junior Amateur...Three-sport standout who won the Wendy’s High School Heisman in Kentucky after also earning all-state soccer honors and all-district basketball honors in 2008...Team captain in both sports and was academic all-state in all three sports. Personal: Eric Collins Straub was born May 10, 1990, in Paducah, Kentucky...Son of Earl and Kris Straub...Major is undecided.

Low 67 72 67

Jordan McLaurinuu


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This is Missouri State Mission

Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive university system with a mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons while achieving five goals: democratizing society, incubating new ideas, imagining Missouri’s future, making Missouri’s future, and modeling ethical and effective behavior. The University’s identity is distinguished by its statewide mission in public affairs, requiring a campus-wide commitment to foster competence and responsibility in the common vocation of citizenship. The academic experience is grounded in a general education curriculum which draws heavily from the liberal arts and sciences. This foundation provides the basis for mastery of disciplinary and professional studies. It also provides essential forums in which students develop the capacity to make wellinformed, independent critical judgments about the cultures, values, and institutions in society. The task of developing educated persons obligates the University to expand the store of human understanding through research, scholarship and creative endeavor, and drawing from that store of understanding, to provide service to the communities that support it. In all of its programs, the University uses the most effective methods of discovering and imparting knowledge and the appropriate use of technology in support of these activities. The University functions through a multi-campus system that is integrated to address the needs of its constituents.

uuConstructed in 1908 as the first campus building after the founding of Missouri State University, Carrington Hall (above) houses many of the University’s administrative offices, as well as an auditorium that is used for classes, concerts, films, lectures, and other special events.

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he University offers more than 150 undergraduate majors in six different academic colleges, 48 graduate programs, as well as a doctorate in Audiology. MSU also provides pre-professional programs for students planning to enter fields such as dentistry, engineering, journalism, law, medicine, and theology.

Academic Colleges College of College of College of College of College of College of

Arts and Letters Business Administration Education Health and Human Services Humanities and Public Affairs Natural and Applied Sciences

Honors College The Honors College provides a program of enhanced, advanced study and recognition for students of unusually strong academic achievement and motivation. The College exists to provide these students with intellectual opportunities beyond those generally found in traditional programs, including smaller and enriched classes and the option to pursue their own research and creative interests.

The Competitive Edge Missouri State students gain a competitive edge through the state’s largest internship program. Students have the opportunities to experience cutting-edge research and interact with nationally recognized faculty and private-industry partners, paving the way for graduates to succeed at top graduate and professional schools across the nation.

Did You Know... ►Missouri State is one of

only 81 institutions - and the only school in Missouri - to be honored by The Princeton Review in its book, Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. ►The

University offers certificates to recognize students who complete a core of prescribed courses designed to significantly increase competency in a stated discipline area. ►The

Springfield campus had 718 full-time instructional faculty in fall 2007, of which 42% were female and 63% were tenured.


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Springfield & the Ozarks A Perfect Location

While Springfield, Mo., provides the perfect mix of a small town feel with big city opportunities, the city also sits within a day’s drive of several other large metropolitan areas: Metropolitan Area Miles Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Tulsa, Okla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 St. Louis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220 Little Rock, Ark.. . . . . . . . . . 234 Memphis, Tenn.. . . . . . . . . . 285 Dallas, Texas. . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Chicago, Ill.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 515 The Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the U.S. The airport now features six airlines that fly direct to 12 different major hubs.

Missouri State University sits in Springfield, Mo., the hub of the Ozarks region and the third-largest city in Missouri. Known across the region as “The Queen City of the Ozarks,” the Springfield Metropolitan Statistical Area covers five counties in southwest Missouri with a total population of 390,986. Springfield is located in one of the state’s most scenic areas and one of the country’s fast-growing regions. Here is just a sampling of the national recognition that Springfield has received in the last five years: uEmployment Review recognized Springfield as one of America’s top 10 places to live and work. uSports Illustrated recognized Springfield as Missouri’s Sports Town USA. uExpansion Management put Springfield among its top 50 metro areas for “Quality of Life.” uSpringfield was a named a top-30 city for women by the Ladies Home Journal.

Professional Sports

Professional sports have found a home in Springfield, as well. The MSU baseball team shares its home field (Hammons Field-left) with the Springfield Cardinals -- Double-A Minor League affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Springfield Cardinals compete in the historic Texas League. The Springfield Lasers of World TeamTennis play at Cooper Tennis Complex. Springfield also hosts the Price Cutter Charity Championship each summer at Highland Springs Country Club. The Charity Championship is a stop on the PGA’s Nationwide Tour.

The Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts is a 2,220 seat multi-purpose performance facility owned and operated by Missouri State University. Since its gala opening in October, 1992, the Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts has met and exceeded the expectations of arts enthusiasts. Hammons Hall presents a full season which includes touring Broadway musical productions, single performances covering the gamut of entertainment from classical music to jazz to dance to theatre, children’s shows, and an emerging concert artists recital series. In keeping with Hammons Hall’s mission to serve the student population, university concerts, recitals and lectures are also part of the season’s schedule. Community arts tenants include the Springfield Symphony and Springfield Regional Opera.

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Facilities Athletic Training   The MSU Athletic Training staff has combined

for more than 90 years experience in athletic training. Included are Director of Athletic Training Services Ivan Milton, Assistant Director Robin Meeks, athletic trainers Jim Penkalski, Shannon Derricks and Steve Sawchak, and five graduate assistants. All are certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and licensed by the Missouri State Board of Healing Arts. Also included are 14 athletic training students who work with student-athletes with supervision by staff members.   A great asset is the involvement of physicians and medical personnel from the community and Missouri State’s Taylor Health and Wellness Center. MSU also receives consulting services from area physicians in a variety of specialties, including cardiology, chiropractic, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, general surgery, gynecology, maxiofacial

surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, opthamology, optometry, hand/wrist surgery, otorhinolaryngology, podiatry, radiology and urology. These physicians are available to MSU student-athletes on an immediate referral basis and several visit the Athletic Training room on a weekly basis, providing added convenience for the athlete. MSU Athletics also enjoys around-theclock Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) access.   Athletic Training Services is headquartered in Forsythe Athletics Center and maintains satellite facilities at Hammons Student Center and in the Hammons Field clubhouse. All three are used for therapy plus practice and game preparation and post-event treatment. Each is stocked with stateof-the-art therapy equipment with all rehabilitation done on campus. Included is a Cybex Norm 2,000 Isokinetic Testing Unit and a Dynamic Motion X-ray machine.

Strength & Conditioning   Physical development of more than 500 student-

athletes to increase athletic performance, decrease the chance or severity of injury and enhance sportspecific athletics development are the goals of MSU strength and conditioning.   Strength coach Terry Sauerbry and assistant strength coach Carl Christensen supervise the 7,200-square-foot facility in the Plaster Sports Complex that is utilized by all 16 sports. Sauerbry and Christensen guide the student-athletes through programs designed to improve individual skills and overall team performance. The programs integrate all phases of development, including free weights, multi-joint exercises, plyometrics, conditioning, flexibility, speed and nutrition.

Top-Notch Courses

  The MSU strength and conditioning staff works with coaches and Athletic Training Services to develop programs suited for each sport and its student-athletes. Areas of concern in each participant are identified and a strength program is put in place to address all items with the ultimate goal of improving competitive performance.   The Plaster Strength Center, one of the largest of its kind in the Missouri Valley Conference, has eight squat racks, four platforms, four benches and four inclines. There is a full range of dumbbells, a warmup room, and a main room to handle large numbers of athletes from multiple squads.

The Bears are fortunate to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with all of the top courses in Springfield, which also are among the finest in the region. Among the courses where Missouri State practices, also pictured on the back cover, are: Branson Creek Golf Club (left and background, back cover)

uNo. 1 Public Course in Missouri uNo. 59 Public Course in the U.S. uTom Fazio design

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club (from top, back cover) u4 1/2 stars, Golf Digest uSite of 2003 Missouri Women’s Amateur, 2005 Missouri Men’s Amateur Hickory Hills Country Club uSite of multiple Missouri Amateur Championships uHome course of U.S. Open champion Payne Stewart Highland Springs Country Club uSite of Nationwide Tour Price Cutter Charity Championship uRobert Trent Jones Jr. design Rivercut Golf Course u4 1/2 stars, Golf Digest uTop 5 Public Course in Missouri, Golfweek & Golf Digest Twin Oaks Country Club (bottom right) uSite of 2002 Missouri Amateur Championship


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Missouri Valley Conference The Missouri Valley Conference is in its second centennial as a leader in college athletics and is the nation’s second-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In the league’s first 101 seasons, 32 members combined for 27 national championships, while 56 Valley student-athletes captured NCAA individual titles. In addition, Valley student-athletes and coaches earned 50 National Player or Coach of the Year honors in their respective sports. And the league had a myriad of student-athletes who collected All-America honors and earned national academic distinction in The Valley’s first century. The Missouri Valley Conference continues to lead by example as one of college athletics’ most progressive conferences. The Valley emphasizes the importance of the student-athlete and is aggressive in its approach to provide opportunities for its institutions. Based in St. Louis since 1985, the league is assertive in its approach to hosting NCAA basketball championship events, operating a revenueproducing in-house television network, bidding out the right to play host to sport championships and landing title sponsorships for those events. The success of The Valley television package is one of the great stories in the league, in terms of the clearance of the men’s basketball tournament title game on national broadcast television, the excellent national and regional coverage for basketball and other sports, and the effective sale of advertising content to more than 25 companies. The MVC Television Network has blossomed into a revenue-generating vehicle and The Valley’s most visible marketing tool. During the tenure of Doug Elgin, The Valley’s ninth and longest-tenured commissioner, The Valley has been aggressive in hosting NCAA events. That role came to a climax in April 2005 as the conference collaborated with local partners to stage the Men’s Final Four at the Edward Jones Dome. This continuing involvement of the MVC in hosting NCAA events represents one of the most concentrated stretches of host opportunities for any university or conference in the 69-year history of the national championship tournament. The 2005 host opportunity was the sixth in eight years for The Valley in St. Louis. The league had previously hosted men’s regionals in 1998, 1999 and 2004; a men’s first/second round event in 2002 and the Women’s Final Four in 2001. The Valley hosted a men’s basketball regional in 2007 and will host a Women’s Final Four in 2009 and a men’s basketball regional in 2010. And while the MVC has been progressive in pursuing NCAA events, it has continued to be a national leader in the athletic arena. The oldest Division I conference west of the Mississippi River, The Valley has had numerous successes in its storied history, which includes a myriad of

Bears in the Valley Team Championships Year Score 1993 903

Individual Medalists Year Player 1999 Rohan Allwood 1993 Rolly Hurst

accomplishments since the turn of the century. Starting in 1995-96, the conference broke new ground by allowing its members to bid for hosting rights for select team sport championships. By establishing uniform criteria, the conference is able to assist a host institution in a seasonlong promotional campaign and provide an avenue for hosts to acquire sponsors and achieve a profit for the event. The 2003-04 season was a landmark for the conference as State Farm Insurance and the league came to terms on an agreement that would provide State Farm with title sponsorship of 17 of the league’s 18 championships. Meanwhile, the league has been progressive in other areas, as it has taken its merchandise program in-house, while offering e-commerce solutions for league apparel and for tickets to the men’s basketball championship. The seeds for this vision were planted by eight administrators representing five institutions, who met at the Midland Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Jan. 12, 1907. The five schools which formed the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association were Washington University of St. Louis, and the state universities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two months after the initial meeting, two more schools -- Drake University and Iowa State College -- were admitted. In the fall of 1907, basketball became the first competitive sport. Today, the MVC sponsors the following sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country and track & field (indoor and outdoor), men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. This season, the league will conduct its 98th outdoor track and field championship, its 91st tennis championship, its 55th baseball tournament, and its 71st men’s golf championship. Those programs, plus other current sponsored sports of cross country (50 years), indoor track (42), soccer (18) and swimming and diving (15), have helped solidify the Valley as one of the most respected conferences nationally. Athletic accomplishments on the men’s side include 10 national basketball championships, 16 trips to the NCAA Final Four, a 1989 national baseball championship and 19 College World Series qualifiers. In 2001, Missouri State added

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Coach Bruce Hollowell Score 212 218

Coach of the Year

1993 Bruce Hollowell 1991 Bruce Hollowell

Scholar-Athletes 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999 1995 1994

Nick Pyatt David Dupy Julien Duxin, Sandesh Sidhu David Dupy, Julien Duxin Jeff Allen, David Dupy Jeff Allen David Hemstad Robert Garland Brian Perdieu

All-Conference 2009 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1996 1993 1992 1991

Jay McBride Matt Sullivan Matt Sullivan Austin Hackett Julien Duxin David Jenkins Rohan Allwood Rohan Allwood Rohan Allwood Dan Dolan Rolly Hurst, Antonio Serrano, Chris Stack Rolly Hurst Jeff Eiserman

Newcomer of the Year 2009 Jordan McLaurin

All-Centennial Team Rohan Allwood

to The Valley women’s accomplishments, as the Lady Bears advanced to the Women’s Basketball Final Four in St. Louis. Creighton (2004) and Missouri State (2005) have claimed national championships (WNIT) in women’s basketball, while MSU also has a 1992 NCAA Women’s Final Four appearance, and Creighton (2003) and Drake (1999) have made semifinal trips to the WNIT postseason tournament. From its early beginning to its current standing on the map of college athletics, The Valley will continue to be proactive in its approach. League members include Bradley University, Creighton University, Drake University, the University of Evansville, Illinois State University, Indiana State University, Missouri State University, the University of Northern Iowa, Southern Illinois University, and Wichita State University. Affiliate men’s soccer members include Eastern Illinois University and Western Kentucky University.


Record Book Individual School Records 18-Hole Score (since 1985) 65 65 65 66 67 67 67 67 67 67 67 67

Todd Laney, Fairway Club Invitational, 9/13/05 Jason Whitesell, SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/14/98 Jon Rogers, SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/14/98 David Jenkins, Stevinson Ranch Invitational, 3/25/02 Jay McBride, ORU Shootout, 9/29/09 Jordan McLaurin, USF Invitational, 3/6/09 Damaso Carrera, Jim Colbert Intercollegiate, 9/24/07 Matt Sullivan, Missouri Intercollegiate, 9/5/06 Nick Pyatt, Branson Creek Invitational, 4/5/05 Matt Sullivan, Branson Creek Invitational, 4/5/04 Jeff Allen, Branson Creek Invitational, 4/8/02 Rohan Allwood, Shocker Classic, 4/12/99

54-Hole Score (since 1985) 208 209 209 209 209 209 210 211 212 212 212 213 213

Damaso Carrera, ASU Indian Classic, 4/08 Austin Hackett, Hawkeye Intercollegiate, 9/04 David Jenkins, SMS/Pepsi Invitational, 10/01 Jon Rogers, SMS Spring Classic, 3/00 Rohan Allwood, SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/99 Jason Whitesell, SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/98 Austin Hackett, SMS Fall Invitational, 10/04 David Jenkins, SMS/Pepsi Invitational, 10/00 Jordan McLaurin, D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, 10/08 David Hemstad, SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/99 Rohan Allwood, Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 4/99 Matt Sullivan, Missouri Intercollegiate, 9/06 Todd Laney, Fairway Club Invitational, 9/05

Team School Records 18-Hole Score (since 1985) 278 279 281 281 281 282 282 283 283 283 285

SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/14/98 Diet Pepsi/Shocker Classic, 4/12/99 Ron Smith/USF Invitational, 3/6/09 SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/13/99 CMSU Heart of America Invitational, 9/8/90 Fairway Club Invitational, 9/13/05 SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/14/99 D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, 9/16/02 SMS Spring Classic, 3/20/00 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 5/6/96 ASU Indian Classic, 4/08

54-Hole Score (since 1985) 848 857 859 861 865 870 872 873 874 875 875 875

SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/99 SEMO/Drury Invitational, 9/98 D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, 9/02 ASU Indian Classic, 4/08 Arkansas State Indian Classic, 4/07 SMS/Pepsi Invitational, 10/01 Ron Smith/USF Invitational, 3/09 Hawkeye Intercollegiate, 9/04 Branson Creek Invitational, 4/02 Desert Shootout, 3/09 SMS Spring Classic, 3/00 Missouri Valley Conference Championship, 5/96

Season Scoring Average (since 1985) 73.47 73.48 73.69 73.75 74.17 74.53 74.84 74.91 75.21 75.23 75.25

Matt Sullivan, 2006-07 David Jenkins, 2001-02 Rohan Allwood, 1999-00 Rohan Allwood, 1998-99 Matt Sullivan, 2005-06 Rolly Hurst, 1991-92 Damaso Carrera, 2006-07 Todd Laney, 2005-06 Jay McBride, 2007-08 Julien Duxin, 2001-02 Jay McBride, 2006-07

Career Scoring Average (min. 40 rounds) 74.27 74.32 74.92 75.00 75.35 75.39 75.42 75.75 75.88 75.96

Rohan Allwood, 1997-00 David Jenkins, 2000-02 Matt Sullivan, 2003-07 Austin Hackett, 2003-2004 Todd Laney, 2004-06 Rolly Hurst, 1989-93 Jay McBride, 2006-present Brian Bennett, 2002-06 David Hemstad, 1997-00 Julien Duxin, 2000-04

uuMatt Sullivan is the school single-season recordholder for scoring average, posting a 73.47 mark in 2006-07.


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2008-09 Results/Stats Date Sept. 8-9 Sept. 22-23 Sept. 29-30 Oct. 12-13 Oct. 27-28 Feb. 16-17 Mar. 6-8 Mar. 19-21 Mar. 30-31 Apr. 6-7 Apr. 13-14 Apr. 27-28

Tournament (Site) MSU Results Fairway Club Invitational (Lincoln, Neb.) 299-295--594 Jim Colbert Intercollegiate (Manhattan, Kan.) 306-313-326--945 ORU Shootout (Tulsa, Okla.) 333-315-309--957 D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate (Normal, Ill.) 291-295-296--882 UTA Waterchase Invitational (Arlington, Texas) 319-302-316--937 Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate (Houston, Texas) 295-302-300--897 Ron Smith/USF Invitational (Dade City, Fla.) 281-300-291--872 Desert Shootout (Goodyear, Ariz.) 294-289-292--875 UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate (Little Rock, Ark.) 314-324-323--961 Branson Creek Invitational (Hollister, Mo.) 321-307--628 UMB Bank/Tiger Intercollegiate (Columbia, Mo.) 300-313-310--923 Missouri Valley Conference Championship (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) 322-303-304--929

Name Jay McBride Jordan McLaurin Jack Courington Ryan Weinhaus Scott Glenn Mark Hogan Matt Cermak

Yr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. So.

Rds. 33 34 34 31 10 11 20

Strokes 2514 2597 2635 2417 781 865 1634

Tournament Summaries

Avg. 76.2 76.4 77.5 77.9 78.1 78.6 81.7

70s 27 24 23 22 6 8 9

Low 68 67 69 71 73 75 76

T4 T18 T31 T37 T47

UTA Waterchase Invitational Jordan McLaurin 75-72-80—227 Ryan Weinhaus 78-73-78—229 Jay McBride 81-74-79—234 Matt Cermak 85-86-79—250 Jack Courington 87-83-81—251

T18 T22 T49 T81 83

Jim Colbert Intercollegiate Jay McBride 78-76-74—228 Jack Courington 73-81-81—235 Ryan Weinhaus 76-77-91—244 Jordan McLaurin 79-79-87—245 Matt Cermak 95-81-84—260

T15 T30 T48 T49 56

Rice/Srixon Intercollegiate Jordan McLaurin 75-75-70—220 Jack Courington 73-75-75—223 Jay McBride 73-74-77—224 Scott Glenn 74-81-79—234 Matt Cermak 80-78-78—236

T13 T25 29 65 T67

80-77-75--232 T27 79-80-79—238 46 84-81-79—244 53 90-79-76—245 T54 96-79-83—258 58

Ron Smith/USF Invitational Jordan McLaurin 67-78-69—214 Jay McBride 68-76-73—217 Ryan Weinhaus 71-75-73—219 Jack Courington 76-71-76—223 Scott Glenn 75-79-82—236

T7 T22 T39 T63 T107

D.A. Weibring Invitational Jordan McLaurin 68-72-72—212 T6 Jay McBride 74-73-74—221 T30 Mark Hogan 75-75-77—227 52 Jack Courington 74-79-79—232 T67 Ryan Weinhaus 84-75-73—232 T67

Desert Shootout Jack Courington Jordan McLaurin Jay McBride Mark Hogan Ryan Weinhaus

Team Champion (Score) South Dakota State (580) Kansas State (883) Texas State (874) Illinois (831) UT-Arlington (864) Pacific (874) Fla. So., Texas Tech (858) Denver (829) Lamar (879) Western Illinois (600) Kansas State (874) Wichita State (882)

Best Finish T4th, Fairway Club Invitational; MVC Championship T6th, D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate T24th, Branson Creek Invitational T20th, Branson Creek Invitational T34th, Branson Creek Invitational T28th, Branson Creek Invitational T24th, Branson Creek Invitational

Fairway Club Invitational Jay McBride 72-71—143 Jordan McLaurin 74-75—149 Jack Courington 73-78—151 Scott Glenn 80-73—153 Ryan Weinhaus 80-76—156

ORU Shootout Jordan McLaurin Jack Courington Ryan Weinhaus Jay McBride Matt Cermak

MSU Place T5th of 12 8th of 9 11th of 12 7th of 15 12th of 16 10th of 15 T10th of 23 11th of 14 17th of 18 9th of 12 11th of 14 4th of 9

72-73-69—214 71-74-73—218 74-69-75—218 77-78-75—230 77-73-86—236

T27 T46 T46 T80 88

UALR/First Tee Intercollegiate Ryan Weinhaus 74-79-77—230 T51 Jack Courington 76-79-78—233 T65 Jordan McLaurin 83-85-81—249 90 Mark Hogan 81-83-87—251 T91 Jay McBride 84-83-WD Branson Creek Invitational Ryan Weinhaus 78-77—155 Jack Courington 82-74—156 Matt Cermak 80-76—156 Mark Hogan* 78-79—157 Scott Glenn* 77-81—158 Jordan McLaurin 81-80—161 Jay McBride 85-81—166

T20 T24 T24 T28 T34 T49 T57

UMB Bank/Tiger Intercollegiate Jay McBride 75-77-74—226 Jordan McLaurin 78-79-73—230 Ryan Weinhaus 74-78-83—235 Matt Cermak 78-79-80—237 Jack Courington 73-83-83—239

T28 T38 T54 T62 T65

Missouri Valley Conference Championship Jay McBride 78-74-73—225 T4 Matt Cermak 81-78-78—237 T26 Ryan Weinhaus 82-74-81—237 T26 Jack Courington 83-85-72—240 T33 Jordan McLaurin 81-77-82—240 T33

2009 Fall Results/Statistics Date

Sept. 14-15 Sept. 21-22 Sept. 28-29 Oct. 11-12 Oct. 19-20


Tournament (Site)

MSU Results

Fairway Club Invitational (Nebraska City, Neb.) Jim Colbert Intercollegiate (Manhattan, Kan.) ORU Shootout (Tulsa, Okla.) D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate (Normal, Ill.) F&M Bank/APSU Intercollegiate (Clarksville, Tenn.)

Jay McBride Will Hogan Jordan McLaurin Jack Courington Ryan Weinhaus Mark Hogan Scott Glenn Matt Cermak


Sr. So. So. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.

Rds. 14 14 11 9 8 3 9 2

Strokes 1042 1052 835 685 625 236 710 165

Avg. 74.4 75.1 75.9 76.1 78.1 78.7 78.9 82.5

310-296-299--905 315-300--615 308-299-305--912 305-302-301--908 300-291-286--877

70s 14 12 8 6 7 1 4 0

Low 67 71 72 68 76 76 73 82

MSU Place 10th of 12 7th of 9 2nd of 12 6th of 15 8th of 17

Best Finish

Team Champion (Score)

Drake (852) Kansas State (569) Texas State (902) Illinois State (873) Eastern Kentucky (859)

1st, ORU Shootout T3rd, ORU Shootout 17th, Jim Colbert Intercollegiate T18th, F&M Bank/APSU Intercollegiate T33rd, Jim Colbert Intercollegiate T65th, D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate T38th, ORU Shootout T49th, Jim Colbert Intercollegiate

2009-10 Missouri State Men’s Golf

2010 Missouri State Men's Golf Guide  

The 2010 Missouri State men's golf guide is a comprehensive and informative guide to the Bears and the history of the program.