FULTON, Mo. – The Park University men's golf team made an eight-shot improvement between rounds, Monday in Fulton, Missouri, improving two spots to fifth in the William Woods Fall Invitational at Tanglewood Golf Course.
The Pirates shot 300-292—592, led by Wes Buntenbach, who finished in sixth place, following a first-round 74 with a 4-under par 68 in round two. The event was shortened to 36 holes due to Tuesday's unplayable forecast.
Buntenbach was the only Park player in the top 10 or top 15 in the event, as Yannick Koehnen and William Wilk finished the two-round event in 150, Koehnen shooting 72 in the first round and Wilk firing 74 in the second. Zach Spencer also helped the Park team score was also helped by Zac Spencer, who finished one shot behind the freshman pair, shooting 78-73—151, while Dakota Soukup broke 80 in the second round, shooting 77 after struggling in round one with 84.
The Pirates weren't able to catch William Penn or host William Woods' second team, as WPU shot 590, two back of the reserve Owls in 588. Columbia College was second after making a charge at the Owls in round two, following a 290 with 278 in the second round to finish the day in 568.
William Woods University was able to edge the Cougars, though, following a first-round 285 with 282 to win the tournament by one stroke.
Park is back in action in two weeks at its own event, when the Park Fall Classic begins Oct. 23 at The National Golf Club of Kansas City and moves Oct. 24 to The Deuce at The National to close the fall season.