Missouri men's golf wins Washington State Snowman Getaway tournament

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | 5:27 p.m. CST; updated 5:53 p.m. CST, Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Missouri men's golf team continued its hot start to the spring tournament season Tuesday, finishing off a victory at the Washington State Snowman Getaway played at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

Missouri collected the title with a three-day total of 853 (280-285-288), topping tournament host Washington State by seven shots.

The No. 18 Tigers were led by senior Jace Long's closing 70 that erased a three-shot deficit and gave the Tigers' star a share of the individual medalist honors with Washington State's Michael Anderson.

Long had a three-day total of 209 (67-72-70). Long, who was recently placed on the Ben Hogan Award Watch List honoring college golf's best golfer, made a late rally spurred by an eagle on the par-5 11th hole to collect a share of his fourth individual tournament title of the season.

Junior Emilio Cuartero backed up his win at The Farms Collegiate two weeks ago with the best round of the day on the par-72 layout, firing a six-under-par 66 to earn a tie for third. The native of Lleida, Spain, turned in a scorecard that included six birdies and an eagle as the Tigers held on for the win.

Sophomore Ryan Zech (72-67-76) survived a tough final round to finish in a tie for 10th while freshman Jacob Fair (71-72-76) ended up tying for 25th. Missouri junior Hunter Kraus (70-71-77), playing as an individual, finished in a tie for 21st.

The Tigers return to the links on March 11, for the two-day San Diego Classic played at San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif.

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