Panthers tie for sixth at Bubba Barnett Tournament



The UNI men’s golf team traveled to Jonesboro, Arkansas, for the Bubba Barnett Tournament on Oct. 13-15, where they tied for sixth place.


The Panther men’s golf team tied for sixth place, carding a total of 891, at the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate Tournament in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on Oct. 13-15.

Head coach John Bermel is expecting improvement this year with the addition of new talent.

“There’s no question we have two nice players coming in with Griffin Parker from Waukee [IA] and Ben Bermel,” coach Bermel said. “They’re very, very good players and we expect both of them to be on the top five, and we have our top five back from last year.  That’s kind of what we’re hoping for.  Our expectations is that we’re going to be a lot better this year.”

The tournament was hosted by Arkansas State University, who finished first with a total of 829, at RidgePointe Country Club’s 18-hole course, two hours northeast of Little Rock.

Freshman Ben Bermel and sophomore Tommy Doyle tied for 28th place to lead the Panthers at the tournament. Ben Bermel carded a final round of 70 for a total of 222, while Doyle finished the final round at 74 to tie Ben Bermel’s final total of 222.

“Tommy [Doyle] had a great summer of playing and is really excited about this fall,” coach Bermel said.

Griffin Parker tied for 32nd place at 223 and Carter Stochl was close behind with a total 226 to tie for 42nd place. Sam Sacquitne added a total of 237, tying for 65th place.

Up next, the Panthers will finish their fall schedule with a trip to Cincinnati, Ohio, for the Xavier Musketeer Classic on Oct. 21-22.