MVC Men's Golf Places Third at HAAC ChampionshipPosted April 29, 2014
Marshall, Mo. (April 29, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s golf finished the Heart of America Athletic Conference Championship in third place after the final round Tuesday at Indian Foothills Golf Course. The Vikings also had one individual place in the top five in the tournament.
Leading the way for the Viking men’s golf team is Freshman Shane Hall (Sugarland, Texas) finished with a three-round score of 231 (+15) to finish in a tie for fourth place with one other golfer. Hall finished just three strokes behind the individual champion, Tyler Barr of Culver-Stockton College, and was named to the 2014 HAAC All-Conference team.
Also for MVC, Freshman Zac Howard (Ontario, Canada) came in at No. 14 after shooting a 237 (+21) with Freshman Caleb Abalos (Springfield, Mo.) placing No. 16 after a three-round score of 239 (+23). Sophomore Travis Chorley (Alberta, Canada) came in at No. 20 after shooting a 240 (+24) and Junior Dave Wheatley (Prince Edward Island, Canada) rounded out the Viking golfers with a 241 (+25) to place No. 23.
As a team the Vikings shot 940 (+76) to place third. MVC finished 20-strokes behind first place Culver-Stockton College and five strokes behind second place Baker University. Graceland University and Evangel University tied for fourth, five strokes behind MVC with Avila taking sixth and Central Methodist University taking seventh.
The HAAC Championship concludes the 2013-2014 season for the Viking men’s golf team, but the MVC women’s team will compete at its HAAC Championship May 6-7 at Mozingo Golf Course in Maryville, Mo.
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