INDIANAPOLIS, IND., May 10, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team had four players named to the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference team, while Head Coach Troy Halterman was voted as the GLVC Coach of the Year.
Halterman led his Tritons to their second-straight GLVC Championship title this season as the team began match play with a 4-1 semifinal win over Illinois Springfield before defeating Indianapolis by the same score in the finals later that afternoon. As the Midwest’s top seed, Halterman guided the team to its 11th NCAA Regional berth and fifth in the last six years. This honor is the third for Halterman, having also been voted GLVC Coach of the Year last season and for the first time in 2011.
In addition to his own recognition, the seventh-year leader also mentored four All-GLVC performers in freshman James Henderson, sophomore Markus Lindberg, junior Julien de Poyen and senior Colby Yates. All four players carded top-15 finishes at the league’s Championship tournament, including Henderson’s team-best tie for third at 213 (75-68-70). He was one of only 10 players to shoot below 70 in at least one round. Henderson and de Poyen garnered All-GLVC honors based on their top-five finish at the postseason event, while Lindberg and Yates made their way onto the list by a vote of the league coaches.
Henderson moved into the varsity line-up for the final four events of the year and posted a team third-best 74.68 scoring average. He also competed in four events as an individual, earning a tie for fourth place finish at the Frito Lay/All-State Intercollegiate.
Lindberg led the squad with a 73.91 scoring average, breaking the program’s previous single season record of 74.18, held by David Abolt (2012-13) and David Rhoads (1991-92). He posted seven top-10 finishes, including earning medalist honors at the Brickyard Crossing Intercollegiate. Lindberg also earned two runner-up finishes, including at the Las Vegas Desert Classic, where he set a program 54-hole record with a seven under-par 209. Lindberg also set single season records for rounds of par or better (12) and birdies (113). He will enter his junior campaign first in career scoring (75.04).
de Poyen earned All-GLVC honors for the second straight season and was second in scoring average at 74.47. He recorded six top-10 finishes, winning the Frito Lay/All-State Intercollegiate, and set a single season record with six eagles. de Poyen will enter his senior season ranked fourth in career scoring (75.48).
Yates is a three-time All-GLVC selection and finished his final collegiate season with a scoring average of 75.00, posting five top-10 finishes, including four in the top-five. He graduates as the career leader in rounds played (139), second in par or better rounds (24) and third in scoring (75.35). Yates is also the career leader in birdies (293).
UMSL, ranked No. 13 in the latest in the latest Golfweek NCAA DII Coaches Poll, won a school record six tournaments during the 2015-16 season and recorded a program single season best scoring average of 296.94.