Viking Golf Teams Capture Top Spots at MVC Spring Invitational

Posted April 4, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (April 4, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s golf teams hosted the MVC Spring Invite this week at Indian Foothills Golf Course.  Both men’s and women’s teams captured the team championship, while the Vikings also captured the top individual spots.

 

The men’s team won its championship, led by Senior Kaz Sakai (Palm Desert, Calif.) who shot a two-round score of -3 (141).  Sakai won the event by two strokes, and tied for the low-round of the tournament, after shooting a -3 (69) in the first round.  Placing third was Freshman Robert Cull (Liverpool, England), who shot the lowest second round score, coming in with a -1 (71) to finished at even-par (144) in the tournament.  Junior Grant Numrich (Red Deer, Canada) placed in a tie for fourth, shooting a +1 (145).  The final team scorer was Freshman Jan Jedlicka (Opava-Vavrovice, Czech Republic), who shot a +3 (147) to place in a tie for sixth, and he was followed by Sophomore Hamish Gorn (Dunfermline, Scotland), who placed eighth with a +4 (148).

 

Placing second in the team standings was the Missouri Valley “B” team, led by Junior Shawn Cook’s (Hamilton, Mo.) +1 (145).  Cook shot a -1 (71) in the first round, and followed with a +2 (74) to place in a tie for fourth.  Following Cook was Freshman Amar Hjartarson (Sauderkrekur, Iceland), who placed in a tie for sixth with a +3 (147), while Senior Ryan Jones (Oakdale, Colo.) placed in a tie for No. 11 after shooting a +7 (151).  Sophomore Max Rogers (Congleton, England) and Senior Jake Seabaugh (Cape Girardeau, Mo.) both tied at No. 14, coming in with a +8 (152).

 

The women’s team was led to its title by Freshman Emma Sperry (Garnerville, Nev.), who topped the individual standings with a +22 (166).  Sperry carded the low-rounds, shooting a +11 (83).  Freshman Mariah Farden (Cheyenne, Wyo.) finished second overall, after finishing with a +30 (174).  Sophomore Kelsea Miller (Highland, Calif.) placed at No. 8 with a +47 (191) and the team score was rounded out by Sophomore Maleya Schmidt (St. Charles, Mo.), who placed No. 11 with a +55 (199).  Sophomore Angelique Agim (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) placed No. 17, coming in with a +82 (226).

 

The Viking men’s team finished the tournament shooting even-par (576) overall, to beat the MVC “B” team by 18 strokes.  Central Baptist (Ark.) College placed third, 21 strokes behind.  The women’s team finished with a total score of 730, topping second place Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) University by 47 strokes.

 

Next up for the women’s golf team is the William Penn (Iowa) University Invite, April 17-18 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.  The men’s team plays at the NCMC Spring Invite in Trenton, Mo., April 19.

 

 

 

 

About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

 



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