Drury Golfer Wins Fall Midwest Regional

by Ed Beach

Drury’s Clayton Larsen tied for first place while the Panthers came in sixth at the Fall Midwest Regional Tournament at Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Missouri.

Larsen, a senior from Manchester, Iowa, shot a two-under-par 214 for the tournament and moved up from being tied for fifth to a first-place tie after his one-under 71 in Tuesday’s final round. Josh Davenport from Hillsdale won a four-way playoff to take medalist honors.

The Panthers shot 900 as a team to finish sixth among 17 teams. McKendree won the tournament with a team score of 889 while Maryville came in second with 891 and Missouri-St. Louis finished third with a score of 894.

Following Larsen’s one-under-par performance, Cooper Hess tied for 25th with a 226 and Josh Fronabarger tied for 38th shooting 231. Chase Gafner tied for 48th, posting a score of 234 while Tony Brant tied for 67th shooting 241. Nic Walz, playing as an individual, finished 66th with a score of 240.

Drury returns to action in the NCAA Preview hosted by Lindenwood University at St. Albans Country Club in St. Albans, Missouri.