Panther golf competes at Zach Johnson Invitational


The UNI men’s golf team traveled to Des Moines for the Zach Johnson Invitational on Monday, Sept. 27 and Tuesday, Sept. 28. The Zach Johnson Invitational is a prestigious tournament that is held by local pro golfer Zach Johnson, who attended Drake University for college golf. The field of 15 teams included several teams from the Missouri Valley conference, with teams playing 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday.  

The UNI men’s golf team placed eigth at the tournament finishing +28 with a team score of 880.  The Panthers had three individuals place in the top 25 with over 80 golfers total in the field.  

Sophomore Griffin Parker led the way for the Panthers tying for sixth place overall.  After a double bogey in the first round, Parker turned it around scoring a tournament best -4 in the third round. Parker is a former first team all-MVC and first team all scholars.  

Alex Pries’s score of 217 tied for 16th place for the tournament while shooting a 68 in the second round.  Thomas Storbeck’s score of 219 tied for 23rd place, after scoring a 69 in the first round.  Jack Moody comes in tied at 58th place for UNI.   

The Panthers will be back in action next week, as they travel to Omaha, Neb.  Head coach John Bermel and company will compete in Omaha at the Stampede at the Creek, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Oct. 4 -5.