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DESTIN, Fla. - Trailing by three strokes entering the final round, the Columbus State men's golf team came up one shot short of eventual winner North Alabama and took second place at the Indian Bayou Classic in Destin, Fla. on Tuesday.

This is the third runner-up finish for CSU in three events this season.

The Cougars started slow on day two, shooting eight-over par after nine holes. They charged back over the final nine holes though completing the round at four-over par 292. Combined with day one, Columbus State was 12-over par for the tournament.

Host school North Alabama took home the win at 11-over par. Peach Belt Conference members Montevallo and Georgia Southwestern finished third and fourth respectively, with Shorter rounding out the top five.

After a one-under par 71 in the first round, Yannick Gumowski fired a three-over par 75 in round two. The two-over par 146 score put him in a tie for seventh place.

Robert Mize also shot two-over par for the tournament finishing tied for seventh with Gumowski. He shot his second consecutive round of 73 on day two.

The low round of day two for the Cougars belonged to Jack Stumpfig. The freshman bounced back after posting Columbus State's drop score on day one. He helped lead the CSU charge over the final nine holes with birdies on his 10th, 11th and 12th holes of the day. He improved his score by 10 strokes shooting one-under 71 and eight-over par (152) for the tournament.

After a first round 76, Bryan Lichimo shot a one-over 73 in round two. He finished tied for 17th at five-over par 149.

Jesse Gibson posted Columbus State's drop score on day two with a five-over 77. His final total of nine-over par (153) placed him in a tie for 31st.

The Cougars are back on the course Monday and Tuesday, October 15-16 in Killen, AL at the TVA Credit Union Classic. First and second round play will take place on Monday with round three on Tuesday.

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