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UMSL Men’s Golf Ties For Second at Las Vegas Desert Classic, Lindberg Also Second

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LAS VEGAS, NEV., February 29, 2016 – The No. 14 ranked University of Missouri-St. Louis men’s golf team tied for second place at its own Las Vegas Desert Classic, held Sunday and Monday.

The Tritons posted a three-round score of 881 (295-292-294), finishing in a tie with Oklahoma Christian (291-289-301). Both teams were 17 strokes back of team champion No. 3 ranked West Florida (298-280-288 – 866) in the 15-team field.

Individually, sophomore Markus Lindberg claimed runner-up honors, turning in 54-hole school record 209 (68-70-71). West Florida’s Bryce Geraghty finished one stroke better to earn medalist honors with a 208 (73-68-67).

Junior Julien de Poyen also secured a top 10 finish, tying for ninth place with a 219 (78-70-71). Also for the Tritons, senior Anthony Cope (73-76-75 – 224) tied for 19th place, while junior Jose Acevedo (77-76-79 – 232; 37th) and senior Colby Yates (77-79-77 – 233; T38th) rounded out the scoring.

UMSL’s second squad finished 10th with a 926 (313-300-313) and was led by junior Matt Barry (73-73-75 – 221), who tied for 14th place. Other scores included sophomore Stephan Sorg (76-77-75 – 228; T30th), sophomore Gordon Hundley (81-79-76 – 236; T44th) and sophomore Kyle Szyhowski (83-71-87 – 241; 59th).

UMSL is idle until March 28-29 when it competes at the North Alabama Classic.

 

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