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UMSL’s Markus Lindberg Earns DII PING Honorable Mention All-America Honors

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ST. LOUIS, MO., June 20, 2016University of Missouri-St. Louis sophomore Markus Lindberg of the men’s golf team has been named to the Division II PING All-America Honorable Mention Team, as announced today by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Lindberg is the third player in program history to be named an All-American, joining Dave Rhoads (1992, 1993) and Warren Crow (2013).

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 Dave Rhoads (1991-92). The All-GLVC and First Team All-Region honoree 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. Additionally, Lindberg set single season records for rounds of par or better (12) and birdies (113). He will enter his junior campaign ranked first on the program’s career scoring (75.04) list.

Lindberg helped No. 13 ranked UMSL to a school record six tournament titles during the 2015-16 season, including its second straight GLVC championship. The Tritons also produced a single season scoring average record of 296.94.

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