University of Missouri-St. Louis junior Markus Lindberg has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Golfer of the Year, as announced today by the league office.
Lindberg was also joined on the All-GLVC team by seniors Jose Acevedo, Matt Barry and Julien de Poyen.
Lindberg, a two-time All-GLVC pick, leads the Tritons with a 72.53 average, which ranks as the program’s best single-season mark. He has five top-10 finishes, including three first place showings. In the Tritons’ first tournament during the fall season, Lindberg became just the 10thcollegiate player at any level to shoot a round of 60. He also has 13 rounds of par or better this season, equaling de Poyen for the most by any golfer in a single season in program history.
Lindberg, who was also selected as the GLVC Player of the Week three times this season, is just the second UMSL men’s golfer selected as GLVC Player of the Year, as Colby Yates was chosen in 2014.
Acevedo owns a scoring average of 73.73 and has four top-10 finishes, including a tie for fourth place at the GLVC Championships last month.
Barry sports a career-best 74.57 scoring average this season and has recorded eight rounds of par or better. He has recorded seven finishes in the top-15.
de Poyen earns All-GLVC honors for the third straight season. He owns a program single-season second-best 72.93 scoring average and has eight top-10 finishes, including a first place finish at the DII Midwest Fall Regional. He also has 13 rounds of par or better this season, equaling Lindberg for the most by any golfer in a single season in program history.
Additionally, de Poyen was selected as UMSL’s James R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award nominee.
The four players have helped UMSL to a program-best 291.90 scoring average, a No. 11 national ranking, four team titles and the program’s sixth NCAA trip in the last seven years.