By Lance Jordan, Sports Editor
The University of Missouri–St. Louis men’s golf team concluded the fall season at the Golfweek DII Fall Invitational. The team claimed sixth place in an 18-team field at the Horseshoe Bay Resort in Austin, Texas.
UMSL men’s golf team returned February 20 and 21 to compete in the Newberry Invitational. The team came in fifth place in a 16-team field at the Ocean Course at Kiawah in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
At the end of one round, UMSL sat in first place with a 1-stroke lead on February 20. UMSL left the first day with a score of 292. Newberry College and Clayton State tied at second place with a score of 293 each, South Carolina–Aiken finished fourth with a score of 295, and Mars Hill rounded out the top five with a score of 298.
The second round that day was delayed until the next day due to darkness. Julien de Poyen, senior, international business, was the team’s top finisher of day one with a total score of 70.
UMSL fell into fifth place on February 21 to close out the Newberry College Invitational.
UMSL’s final score for the invitational was 901. The hosting Newberry College would go on to claim the victory with a score of 873. Clayton secured second place with a score of 888, Lenior-Rhyne College finished third with a score of 898, and South Carolina-Aiken remained in fourth place with a score of 899.
The men’s golf team, ranked sixth in the division, prepares to have just as an impressive season as they did during the fall, when they secured three first place wins at the Arch Cup, Midwest Regional and Lindenwood Invitational. The team also placed second in the Midwest Regional to help in improving their overall ranking.
The team’s next challenge during the spring semester will be the Las Vegas Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 5 and 6.
On April 26 the men’s and women’s golf programs will host their third annual Friends of UMSL Golf Classic at the Glen Echo Country Club. Registration is $150 per player and includes lunch, beer/soft drinks on the course, green fees, range, cart, and tee gift. The event is a 4-person scramble format with an UMSL Player in each group. All proceeds will benefit the UMSL men’s and women’s golf programs.
To register or for any additional questions, contact Director of Golf Operations Troy Halterman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-290-0710.