OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Southwestern College men's golf team opened its 2016-17 campaign over the Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma City. The Moundbuilders finished ninth in the U.C. Ferguson Classic, hosted by Oklahoma City University, which took place at the Lincoln Park Golf Course.

Playing as a Moundbuilder for the first time, Landon Fox was Southwestern's leading finisher in the tournament. Fox fired back-to-back rounds of 73 (+1) on Tuesday's opening rounds, then finished the event with a 69 (-3) in Wednesday's final round en route to a 215 for the tournament. Brian Peck finished three strokes behind Fox with a 218 (71-77-70), while Kyle Karpe carded a 223 (73-75-75). One stroke separated Jonah Pfingsten and Chris Kelly, who rounded out the Southwestern scorecard. Pfingsten submitted a 231 (75-80-76) for the tournament, while Kelly finished at 232 (77-76-79).

Daren Reed competed in the tournament as an individual, and posted a 54-hole score of 233 (78-77-78).

The Moundbuilders posted a team score of 883 in the tournament, and finished ninth in the 12-team field. Southwestern finished with a six-stroke margin of victory over 10th-placed Oklahoma Baptist, but trailed eight-placed Hastings by four strokes. Oklahoma City won the event with an 822 team score.

Southwestern will return to action on Sept. 26, traveling to Newton to compete in the Mid-South Classic, which will take place at Sand Creek Station Golf Course.

U.C. Ferguson Classic
Southwestern Results
20. Landon Fox: 73-73-69=215
30. Brian Peck: 71-77-70=218
44. Kyle Karpe: 73-75-75=223
64. Jonah Pfingsten: 75-80-76=231
66. Chris Kelly: 77-76-79=232
67. Daren Reed (i): 78-77-78=233

Team Results
1. Oklahoma City: 277-272-273=822
2. Texas Wesleyan: 282-276-274=832
3. Odessa JC: 275-272-286=833
4. Oklahoma Wesleyan: 285-289-280=854
5. Western Texas JC: 286-294-276=856
6. Murray State JC: 287-292-2811=860
7. Bellevue: 286-285-293=864
8. Hastings: 298-293-288=879
9. Southwestern: 292-301-290=883
10. Oklahoma Baptist: 293-295-301=889
11. The Master's: 291-303-296=890
12. Central Baptist: 301-304-298=903

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