ALLENDALE, MICH., May 3, 2016 – The University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team turned in an 11th place finish at the NCAA Midwest/Central Regional, held Monday-Wednesday at The Meadows on the campus of Grand Valley State.
The teams battled through rain, wind and temps in the low 40s in today’s final 18 holes and the scores showed it as no team finished under 300.
UMSL completed regional play with a 54-hole score of 919 (300-299-320) and came up six strokes short of earning a trip to the NCAA Championships.
Central Missouri claimed the regional title with an even 900, while Southeastern Oklahoma State, Bellarmine, Tiffin and Central Oklahoma all finished in the top five to qualify for the NCAA Championships in Denver, Colo., May 17-21.
Individually for the Tritons, junior Julien de Poyen was the top finisher, tying for 32nd place (74-75-80-229). Other scores included sophomore Markus Lindberg (74-76-80 – 230; T38th); freshman James Henderson (73-76-81 – 230; T38th); senior Colby Yates (82-72-79 – 233; T58th) and senior Anthony Cope (79-77-84 – 240; T84th).
Illinois Springfield’s Talon Supak was the medalist, finishing five over par with a 218.
Yates finishes his four-year career ranking second all-time in career scoring at 75.29, while Cope is fifth at 75.59.
As a team, UMSL set a program record for season scoring average at 296.94 and won a program-best six team titles. Lindberg’s scoring average this year of 73.65 was also a program-best.