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Worley paces Drake at COG Mizzou Intercollegiate

Story by Luke Nankivell

Drake University men’s golf team finished eighth in the COG Mizzou Intercollegiate event Tuesday.

Sophomore Dane Worley put up the best score for the Bulldogs, shooting a 224 over the three rounds.

After the first day, Drake finished in the ninth spot, shooting a 301 as a team. Freshman Will McDonald shot a team-best 73. As a team, Drake stayed consistent. Senior Ben Lyons finished last among the Bulldogs, shooting a 79 on the day.

The second day brought more of the same for Drake. The Bulldogs improved their score by just six shots, shooting a combined 295. Redshirt sophomore Devin Leland shot the best score for the Bulldogs with a 72, with McDonald and Lyons both shooting a 76.

Although Drake shot a combined 308 on the last day, the Bulldogs were able to jump one spot in the standings to finish eighth overall. Drake struggled as a whole, with Worley shooting a day-best for the Bulldogs at 76.

Leland did fifth best in the event on par-5 holes, shooting a total -4, while Worley sunk eight birdies over the tournament.

The Bulldogs will take on Creighton University next on Tuesday, April 16 in Des Moines.

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