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Golf preps for MWC tourney

April 24, 2015

The Monmouth College men’s golf team took the course on Friday and Saturday at the Illinois College BlueBoy invitational.

The Scots finished just three strokes out of third place with a total score of 618 after posting an impressive 297 team score to close out day 2 of the competition.

The Scots day 2 team score was a nearly a record breaker for The Rail Golf Course, the venue for the second day.

Sophomore Nate Jacobs and Junior Drake Decker posted personal records on the second day of the tournament to aid the Scots impressive team score. Jacobs took 9 strokes off of his opening round score of 78 for a 69. Jacobs 69 was just 6 strokes away from a school record. Decker also posted a score of 78 on the first day and followed it up by posting a 72 on the second day.

“My teammates did extremely well and I am very proud of them,” said Sophomore Dalton Anderson.

“Drake is a great leader not only on the golf course, but as a friend and a fellow classmate as well. We’ve been working hard, and I look forward to putting all that work to the test at conference,” Anderson said.

Sophomore Luke Kreiter also contributed to the Scots impressive effort by posting a two day score of 153. His day two score of 65 was 13 strokes better than his day 1 score of 78.

Junior Evan Bean and Senior Ethan Lafary both turned in a pair of 170s to round out the fivesome for Monmouth.

After the tournament over the weekend, the Scots had a preview on Sunday to take a look at the course for conference.

The Scots will take the course against their longtime rivals, Knox College, in a two day invite on Friday and Saturday. The much anticipate Scot-Fire Invite will preface the conference championship. The Midwest Conference Championship will be held at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford April 30-May 2.

“Our preparation heading into conference is just to stay focused and keep working hard,” said Sophomore Connor Gillen.

“After winning conference last year, we lost a lot of good seniors but I think we definitely have the talent to win the conference back to back. We are really pumped to end the season with a ton of momentum,” said Gillen.

Anthony Matozzi
Contributing Writer

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