SWOSU Disc Golf Team Qualifies for National Tournament
Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s disc golf team, SWOSU Blue, turned in an impressive performance at the recent MidSouth Collegiate Open in Jonesboro (AR) to qualify for the national championship tourney this April in North Augusta (SC).
SWOSU Blue placed third at the Arkansas event in a field of 13 teams representing 11 universities. The University of Kansas and University of Arkansas won first and second place, respectively.
The top two finishers receive bids to the April 15-18 national championship event, but Kansas came to the tournament having already received a bid, so SWOSU was able to qualify as the second finisher after edging out Southern Illinois by two strokes.
SWOSU’s Austin Hannum of Perry took home the second place trophy after a three-way tie for the individual honor forced a sudden death scenario. The playoff lasted three holes before Hannum hit a 45-foot putt in the rain to win.
The Disc Dawgs are currently ranked 27th in the nation after their showing in Jonesboro.
In addition to Hannum, members of the team are: Austin Carter, Oklahoma City (PC North); Aaron Godwin, Bixby; Casey Jiles, Wilburton; Matt Mauldin, Beggs; Mason Snyder, Duncan; John Srader, Shattuck; and Joshua Thompson, Broken Arrow.