Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior David Eddy improved by 11 strokes on the final day and the Lions' golf team jumped in front of Southwest Baptist to claim third place at the 2010 MIAA Golf Championships at Tiffany Greens Golf Course.
Eddy shot two-under par in the final round to help the Lions shoot a 303 as a team and place third. Eddy shot a 232 over the three rounds to finish tied for 16th. Junior Stephen Boyd shot an 81, but still finished tied for third overall with a 226 for the tournament.
Sophomore Andy Hogenmiller improved by eight strokes to shoot an even par 72 today and finished tied with junior Jamie Voegeli for 21st place at 235. Junior Seve Smith shot a 236, while Seniors Chris Needham and Taylor Griffith shot a 243 and 244, respectively.
Central Missouri held on to win the team title by 14 strokes over second place Washburn. The Mules shot a three-round total of 893. Southern (918) was third, followed by Southwest Baptist (920) Truman (929), Fort Hays (932), Pittsburg State (956), and Missouri Western (962).
Central's Justin Yoder finished with a 76 in the final round, but it was still good enough to take home the individual medalist title with a three-day 216. Washburn's Dustin Yeager was second at 225, while Southern's Boyd placed third at 226.
The Lions finished tied with Washburn for second in the final team standings. Smith was named All-MIAA for his efforts throughout the season.
Central Missouri won every points event this year to run away with the team title.