Joplin, Mo. -- Missouri Southern junior Ryan Buerk shot a first round, even par 72 and is tied for fifth as the Lions are tenth as a team after day one of the 2013 Missouri Southern Invitational at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club.
Central Oklahoma leads the team standings in the final MIAA points event before the MIAA Tournament. The Bronchos shot a 293, while Northeastern State is second with a 299. Central Missouri (301) is third, followed by Missouri Western (301) and Nebraska-Kearney (306) to round out the top five.
Washburn is sixth followed by Lincoln, Fort Hays, Lindenwood, Southern, Southwest Baptist and Pittsburg State
The final round of the tournament will begin tomorrow with a shotgun start at 9 am.