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Men's Golf's Joe Muschong Wraps Up NCAA Regionals Experience


After winning the OVC Men's Golf Championship, fifth-year Joe Muschong wrapped up his first appearance at the NCAA Columbus (Ohio) Regional Wednesday, carding a 76-75-75—226.

"The NCAA Regional is a special experience and Joe absolutely deserved to end his special career here," said head coach Matthew Martin.

Muschong is only the second Eagle to ever participate in the NCAA Regionals, and the all-time leader in rounds played at Morehead State is now also the owner of the lowest round and overall score in the tournament in program history.

The Lexington native shined on the front nine of the difficult course, shooting an overall score of one under par over the course of three rounds, with his best segment coming during the second day, when he finished the front nine at -2.

"His game held up well against a tough field on a tougher golf course. He was a couple breaks away plus a few more putts dropping from being right there in the mix," Martin said.

The second round also featured an eagle for Muschong, making him one of only nine players in the event to record the low mark. Muschong recorded 30 pars and six birdies over the course of the three-day event.

No.2-ranked Oklahoma State and No.11-ranked Georgia Tech tied for the team victory, while Oklahoma State's Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra won the individual title.

Muschong closes his collegiate career with 11 top-5 finishes, including two second place and a first place finish this season.

"We will miss his tremendous work ethic and incredible golf game," Martin added.

By Talia Gennarelli, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations