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  • 2020-21 Shocker Men's Golf

    Shockers Win GCU Invitational Title scoreboard:

    Zac Owens and Marcus Wochner posted top-10 finishes and Wichita State blew past Grand Canyon and Eastern Michigan in Tuesday's final round to win the GCU Invitational.

    The Shockers entered the day four strokes behind host GCU and three back of second-place EMU but made up eight shots on both to claim a victory in their season debut.

    Wochner, a junior, is from Denmark via Odess (TX) CC.

    This tournament included 16 teams, mostly mid-majors except maybe Creighton and the Bluejays finished in a tie for 9th18 strokes behind the Shokcs winning 10-over par team score. Drake finished 15th, 30 shots back.

    In 2019 the Shocks finished last among the 10 team AAC Championship. I assume the AAC is down to 9 teams playing men's golf now with UConn moving to the Big East.

    Last edited by 1972Shocker; 3 weeks ago.

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    Shockers Place 2nd at Twin Oaks Invitational in Springfield, MO

    For the 2nd consecutive week the Shocks play well in a mid-major tournament finishing 2nd at 9-over, three shots behind the winner SIU-Edwardsville.

    There were 6 MVC teams in this tournament so the Shocks proved they would still be at or near the top of the Valley. But the AAC is a much different animal.

    This coming Sunday-Tuesday will be a much better measuring stick as the Shocks travel to The Hootie Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay in South Carolina. This tournament was last played in March 2019 with a 15-team filed including 12 teams from P-5 conferences.

    Redshirt Soph Zac Owens and Jr. Marcus Wochner out of Denmark via Odessa (TX) CC continue to lead the way for the Shockers. Can another couple of guys step there games up to provide some depth.


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      Improved Shockers Eager to Test Themselves at Bulls Bay


      The Shocks played Round 1 on Sunday and so far the test is not going all that well. The Shocks finished at 8-over par but that places them 15th in the 16 team field better only than LaTech who is at 11-over par. The Shocks are 18 strokes behind the leader, Kent State, who had 4 of its 5 guys shooting below par. 7 of the 16 teams were under par after Round 1.

      The Shocks played each of the final 2 rounds at 6-over to finish the tournament at 20-over. However, that was only good enough for a 15th place finish in the 16 team field. NC State was was the winner at 18-under, followed by Missouri at 16-under, with Auburn and Kent State tied for 3rd at 15-under. That was followed by 7 teams between 1-under and 7-over and then a group of 5 teams between 12-over and 33-over.

      So would say the Shocks failed the test. Next Monday and Tuesday the Shocks head to Columbia, Missouri for the Missouri Tiger Collegiate. The field has not be announced.


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        Shocks head to Missouri Tiger Intercollegiate on Monday and the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. There 15 teams in the field. Mostly mid-majors outside of Missouri and K-State including 3 MVC teams.

        The Shocks have not and will not play in a tournament that includes any fellow AAC members although that is not uncommon since joining the AAC. Not that it matters much since you are playing the course and yourself as much as paying an opponent.

        The Shocks have fared well so far in their tow tournaments against mid-major competition but not so well in last weeks' Hootie Bay that was mostly teams from P-5 conferences.

        Just don't have a real good measuring stick as to how the Shocks might stack up. In the last AAC Championship 2 years ago the Shocks finished last out of the 10 teams 12 shots behind (surprisingly) 9th place Houston. The Shocks finished 49 shots behind the winner, Memphis.

        The only thing I can say for certain is that the Shocks will finish no worse than 9th this year since UConn has moved on to the Big East. At this point I see nothing to indicate they will do better than that.

        Final Results:

        Did okay against the mid-majors but couldn'tstay with Missouri or Kansas State. Drake finished last 82 strokes behind 1st place Missouri.

        The Shocks #1 player, Zac Owens, and #3 player, Dawson Lewis, did not have a good tournament especially in Round 3 where Zac was 9-over and Dawson was 13-over with Dawson's 85 being the throw away score.
        Last edited by 1972Shocker; 5 days ago.