The 2011 State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship will be played Monday-Tuesday, April 25-26, at the Club at Porto Cima in Sunrise Beach, Mo. (Lake of the Ozarks).

2011 Course Information -- Missouri State University is the host for this year’s championship | Link to Porto Cima web site: Click Here

Format:  Individual stroke play – team competition.  Players will play 54 holes for the medalist competition.  The team score for the 54-hole competition will be comprised of the best four of five scores for each 18-hole round from each team.  The final score is determined by totaling each daily round.

Pairings -- Pairings on the first day shall be determined by the pre-championship coaches’ poll.  Pairings for subsequent rounds shall be based on the results of the previous round, with the highest scoring teams and individuals teeing off first.  Play will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday, April 25. 

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW --
TUESDAY RECAP -- All of Wichita State's golfers shot rounds in the 70s on Tuesday and the Shockers carded a third-round 298 to win their third State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship in a row.  The Shockers have now won nine of the past 12 MVC titles.  Player of the Year Dustin Garza was medalist.  The 2010 State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship was at the par-70, 6,598-yard Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kan.

Wichita State outdistanced second-place Southern Illinois by 11 strokes to claim the team title with scores of 316-308-298=922.  Southern Illinois, picked seventh in the pre-championship poll, finished among the top three teams for the third-straight season, by carding a three-round total of 314-311-308=933.  Illinois State (944) edged Drake (949) and Evansville (950) in a close battle for third place, while Missouri State (957), Creighton (966), UNI (972) and Bradley (973) rounded out the 54-hole scoring.  Team scoring was much better after Monday's challenging conditions as all nine teams shot 315 or better (only four teams were able to do that in either round Monday).

Garza, meanwhile, earned his second-straight State Farm MVC Tournament medalist honor, claiming his seventh individual medalist honor of the season.  For the Shockers, it's their fourth team tournament title of the season.  Garza was the only player to shoot par in either day over the tough conditions at Prairie Dunes, carding an even-par 70 on Tuesday.  Garza shot a three-round 78-75-70=223 to outdistance teammate Anders Engell (227) and Brad Reierson of Drake (227), who tied for second.  Two players notched eagles during the championship, including Ben Freeman of Drake (2 on the par-4 No. 13 hole) and Illinois State's Tommy Bliefnick (3 on the par-5 No. 17).

The all-conference team consisted of the championship's top-six finishers, plus at-large selections based on pre-championship play.  They include Dustin Garza, Anders Engell and Hunter Sparks of Wichita State; Brad Reierson of Drake; Kyle Bermel of UNI; Patrick Scheil and Jake Erickson of Southern Illinois; Tommy Bliefnick and Jeff Kellen of Illinois State; and Missouri State's Will Hogan.  Garza became just the fourth MVC golfer in league history to earn all-conference honors four-straight years.

Garza was named MVC Golfer of the Year; Hogan was Newcomer of the Year; and WSU coach Grier Jones earned Coach of the Year honors.  It marked the second-time Garza has earned that honor; Hogan becomes the second-straight Missouri State golfer to win Newcomer of the Year honors; and Jones has now won Coach of the Year eight times, including five of the past six seasons.

MONDAY RECAP -- Both teams placed three individuals among the top-10 finishers after Monday's two rounds.  Patrick Scheil of Southern Illinois is the overall leader after shooting a 76-76=152 through formidable conditions on one of the nation's top courses.  A trio of golfers are one stroke back including Anders Engell of Wichita State (74-79), Dustin Garza of Wichita State (78-75), and Brad Reierson of Drake (79-74).  Scheil is joined in the Top 10 by teammates Jake Erickson (156, t7th) and Jordan Cox (157, t9th); while Hunter Sparks joins fellow Shockers Garza and Engell among the Top 10 with his 156 (t7th).  Others who enter the final day in the Top 10 include UNI's Kyle Bermel (154, 5th), Creighton's John Rasmussen (155, 6th), and Illinois State's Jeff Kellen (157, t9th).

The top two teams have a sizable lead after Day One, as Wichita State sits at 316-308=624, while Southern Illinois is just one back at 314-311=625.  The 308 was the low for any team on the day.  Illinois State is third, but 17 strokes behind WSU.  The Redbirds are at 641 and lead fourth-place Drake by five strokes.

2010 Course Information -- Wichita State University is the host for this year’s championship in Hutchinson, Kan. | Link to Prairie Dunes web site: Click Here

Format:  Individual stroke play – team competition.  Players will play 54 holes for the medalist competition.  The team score for the 54-hole competition will be comprised of the best four of five scores for each 18-hole round from each team.  The final score is determined by totaling each daily round.

Pairings -- Pairings on the first day shall be determined by the pre-championship coaches’ poll.  Pairings for subsequent rounds shall be based on the results of the previous round, with the highest scoring teams and individuals teeing off first.  Play will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday, April 25.

2009 Review -- For the eighth time in the last 11 years, Wichita State earned the team title at the State Farm MVC Men's Golf Championship.  Teammates Dustin Garza and Connor McHenry shared medalist honors in leading the Shockers to the title, as each fired a three-round even-par 216 to eclipse the field.  The 2009 championship was played at the par-72, 7,242-yard layout at Dalhousie Country Club in Cape Girardeau, Mo.  The Shockers outdistanced second-place Illinois State by 15 strokes, taking the team title with a three-round 295-296-291=882, while the Redbirds claimed the runner-up trophy with a three-round 897.  Southern Illinois claimed its third top-three finish since 2006 as the Salukis ended up with a team score of 915.  Missouri State claimed fourth (929), narrowly edging Drake (931), Evansville (933), Bradley (936) and Northern Iowa (937).  Creighton finished ninth with a three-round 952.