Lions golf finishes ninth at SBU Inviational

Bolivar, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern golf team improved its team total by three strokes today and finished in ninth place overall at the 2011 Southwest Baptist Invitational held at Silo Ridge Country Club in Bolivar. 

Freshman Adam Johnson led the Lions as he shot a 75 in round one and a 77 in round two to finish with a two-day 152, good enough for 23rd overall. Senior Jared Essary finished with a two-day total of 155, while sophomore Ryan Russell had a 158. Sophomore Jamie Newman and junior Fabian Oechsle had two-day totals of 162 and 172. 

The Lions will be back in action on October 17 and 18, playing at the Missouri Golf Association Regional Preview hosted at Jefferson City Country Club.