Viking Golf Teams Capture Titles at Central Baptist Invite

Posted March 21, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (March 21, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s golf teams played at the Central Baptist (Ark.) College Invite at the Country Club of Arkansas in Maumelle, Ark., Monday and Tuesday.  The men’s team captured first and finished with a total of eight individuals in the top 15, while the women’s team was led by Freshman Mariah Farden (Cheyenne, Wyo.), who placed first overall.


Leading the men’s team were Senior Kaz Sakai (Palm Desert, Calif.), Junior Grant Numrich (Red Deer, Canada) and Freshman Jan Jedlicka (Opava, Vavrovice, Czech Republic).  All three finished with a +2 (146) in their two rounds, five strokes back of first, and in third place.  Sakai shot a -1 (72) in his first round, while Numrich had the low-round of the tournament, after hitting a -3 (69) in the second round.  Jedlicka hit an even-par (72), and led the Viking “B” team. 


Sophomore Hamish Gorn (Dunfermline, Scotland followed with a +5 (149), including a -1 (71) in the second round, to place in a tie for seventh.  Senior Ryan Jones (Oakdale, Colo.) and Junior Shawn Cook (Hamilton, Mo.) finished out the team, by both placing No. 12 with a +8 (152).  Following Jedlicka on the “B” team was Sophomore Max Rogers (Congleton, England) who shot a +5 (149), including a -1 (71) in the second round) to tie Gorn for seventh.  Senior Jake Seabaugh (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) placed No. 15 with a +9 (153), while Freshman Robert Cull (Liverpool, England) shot a +12 (156) to come in at No. 18.  Rounding out the MVC golfers was Senior Will Baumgartner (Palantine, Ill.), who placed No. 28 with a +21 (165).


In the team standings, Missouri Valley captured the top spot with a two-round total of +15 (591), to beat Central Baptist by four strokes.  The MVC “B” team placed third, finishing with a +26 (602).


On the women’s side, Farden won the tournament after shooting a +22 (166) in her two rounds, winning the event by five strokes.  Farden had the low-round of the event after shooting a +10 (82) in round two.  Placing second was Freshman Emma Sperry (Garnerville, Nev.), finishing with a +27 (171).  Sophomore Kelsea Miller (Highland, Calif.) finished sixth overall with a +53 (197) and Sophomore Maleya Schmidt (St. Charles, Mo.) took seventh with a +56 (200).  Also, Sophomore Angelique Agim (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) placed tenth with a +85 (229).


Next up for the Viking golf teams is the MVC Spring Invite, set for April 3-4, at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall, Mo.




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