Murray State’s Jay Nimmo won a share of second place at the Grover Page Classic at the Jackson Country Club in Jackson, Tennessee.
The southpaw posted a 74-66-68=208 score line to finish tied for second at 8 under par with UT Martin’s Bryson Morrell. Nimmo was one shot behind Carter Goodwin in northern Alabama.
The Racers placed seventh in the 16-team field on scores of 292-285-293=870, just behind sixth-place Belmont at 864. North Alabama won the tag team title at 843 with Bellarmine (856), UTM (857), Tennessee Tech (859) and Morehead State (862) round out the top-5.
Other Murray State scores and finishes included Kamaren Cunningham in 10e place on the scores of 69-72-72=213 and Trey Lewis in 47e place on rounds of 74-73-75=222. John Buchanan carded scores of 76-74-79 = 229 to rank 67th and Walker Beck placed 74e on rounds of 75-79-78=232.
“I’m proud of the men who mentally stuck to it this week in this brutal heat.” Said Racer coach Jacob Miller. “It was also great to see Jay fight back after a slow start to the tournament and finally have a putt on the last hole to force a playoff. There are a few things we need to tighten up going forward but we’re excited to hit it back on the road next week.”
The Racers return to the course (September 26-27) at the Derek Donlenc Invitational at Gateway National Golf Club in Madison, Illinois.
Classic Grover Page
Jackson Country Club – Jackson, Tenn.
September 19-20, 2022
Par 72/6,816 yards
North Alabama 285 277 281 843 -21
Bellarmine 290 280 286 856 -8
UT Martin 287 282 288 857 -7
Tennessee Tech 283 284 292 859 -5
Morehead State 287,288 287,862 -2
Belmont 287 284 293 864 E
Murray State 292 285 293 870 +6
New Orleans 293 289 300 882 +18
SIUE 286 295 302 883 +19
Central Arkansas 291 299 295 885 +21
Nicholls State 307 290 293 890 +26
Austin Peay 297 302 293 892 +28
Southeast Louisiana 306 289 298 893 +29
Eastern Kentucky 302 307 297 906 +42
Eastern Illinois 302 309 304 915 +51
State of Tennessee 306 316 305 927 +63
7 Murray State 292,285 293,870
T2 Jay Nimmo (1) 74 66 68 208
T10 Kamaren Cunningham (5) 69 72 72 213
T47 Trey Lewis (4) 74 73 75 222
T67 John Buchanan (2) 76 74 79 229
T74 Walker Beck (3) 75 79 78 232
The Racer Club promotes and supports athletics through private donations/resources to provide a first-class student-athlete experience. The Racer Club has experienced unprecedented growth over the past three years, bringing in over $1,000,000 annually. These funds provided through numerous Racer Club initiatives support the 15 Murray State Athletics programs. Additionally, Racer Club support facilitates capital projects and many improvements critical to our collective success.
Blue and Gold Fridays
Of course, any day is a good day to wear Murray State colors, but Blue & Gold Fridays are a great way to show our unity in Racer Nation, especially as Murray State enters the Missouri Valley. Conference during the 2022-23 school year. Wear your Murray State colors and share photos on the Racers’ social networks. Need Murray State gear to wear? Just visit the online store. All Racer Nation agrees, Murray State’s unique combination of blue and gold is probably the best color combination you can find!
Runners Rally Program
Murray State Athletics launched the Racers Rally program, a great way for businesses to partner with Racers to become part of Racer Nation. Joining the Racer Rally program is free and companies can register online. Benefits of joining the Racer Rally program include: road signs, team schedule posters and window stickers. Murray State Athletics will deliver promotional items to each company that participates in the Racer Rally program. Register
2022 Hall of Fame Dinner and Program
The annual Hall of Fame dinner will take place on the evening of November 11 at the CFSB Center. The Class of 2022 will also be recognized on Nov. 12 in the Racer football game against Robert Morris (1 p.m. kickoff) and a men’s basketball game against Lindsey Wilson at 7 p.m. Hall of Fame dinner tickets can be purchased through the MSU online box office at GoRacers.com.
About Murray State Athletics
Located in Murray, Kentucky, the Murray State University Department of Athletics is a member of NCAA Division I and plays in the football championship subdivision. The Racers have 15 programs, including men’s baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer and golf teams and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, athletics and volleyball, as well as a mixed team of riflemen. . The Racers became a member of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 1, 2022. The Racers will become a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2023. The MSU rifle program competes in the Ohio Valley Conference.
About Murray State University
Since 1922, Murray State University has provided a collaborative, opportunity-rich living and learning community that fosters personal growth and professional success through a high-quality college experience. Students receive support from inspiring faculty and staff and will join a distinct campus community – the Racer family. With nearly 10,000 students, Murray State is preparing the next generation of leaders to join more than 80,000 successful alumni who are making a difference in their communities, across the country and around the world. We are runners. The University’s main campus is located in Murray, Kentucky, and includes five regional campuses in Ft. Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.
About the Missouri Valley Conference
The Missouri Valley Conference – the nation’s second-oldest NCAA Division I conference is celebrating its 116th season in 2022-23. For the first time, the MVC will have 12 members as Belmont, UIC and Murray State officially joined the Conference on July 1, 2022. This is the first time the Conference has admitted three schools for the same season. Notably, MVC membership will rise to 12 members for the first time, a league high. League members include Belmont, Bradley, Drake, Evansville, UIC, Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Murray State, Northern Iowa , southern Illinois and Valparaiso. Little Rock is an Affiliate Member in Women’s Swimming and Diving; and SIU Edwardsville is a Men’s Soccer Affiliate. The seeds for the founding of the Conference were planted by eight trustees representing five institutions, who met at the Midland Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on January 12, 1907. The five schools that formed the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association were Washington University of St. Louis and the state universities of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Two months after the first meeting, two more schools—Drake University and Iowa State College—were admitted. Although The Valley no longer sponsors football (it did from 1907 to 1985), seven league members compete in the sport at the FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) level as Illinois State, Indiana State, Missouri State, UNI and Southern Illinois play in the 11-member Missouri Valley Football Conference (along with North Dakota, North Dakota State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Western Illinois and Youngstown State). This league competed as the Gateway Conference from 1985 to 2007.