Men’s golf competes at The Clerico

BEN LAHART, Sports Writer

The UNI men’s golf team wrapped up their season as they traveled to Tulsa, Okla. to compete in The Clerico on Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25. The team tied for eighth among a field of 12 teams.

After the first round of competition on Monday, the Panthers sat tied for sixth place. Tommy Doyle led the way as he broke even with a score of 71. Doyle sat tied for ninth after the first round. Coming in next for the Panthers were Griffin Parker and JD Pollard each scoring 75 (+4) tying them both at 29th place. Connor VanWeelden scored a 76 (+5) in the first round to place him at a tie for 36th. Finally Thomas Storbeck golfed a 77 (+6) and was sitting tied at 43rd overall. The team scored 297 (+13) after the first round. The Panthers sat at a tie for sixth place.

UNI did not see much improvement on the second day of competition as only one Panther produced a better score. Once again Doyle finished in first for the team with a score of 72 (+1). Parker repeated with a score of 75 (+4) while Storbeck dropped his score by a point finishing with 76 (+5). Pollard and VanWeelden finished off the UNI scoring as they tied with scores of 78 (+8).

Overall, Doyle had an excellent outing as he finished tied for seventh with a score of 143 (+1). Parker totalled a score of 150 (+8), good enough to tie him for 30th. Next in the standings were Pollard and Storbeck. They finished with scores of 153 (+11) placing them tied for 45th. VanWeelden wrapped up the scoring as he finished tied for 51st with a score of 154 (+12). The individual championship was also a tie at 137 (-5) and was split by Oral Roberts’ Brandon Hoff and Oklahoma’s Luke Kluver.

As a team, the Panthers finished tied for eighth with a combined score of 598 (+30). South Alabama and New Mexico State split the team victory both finishing at 580 (+12). 

With this being their final competition, this marks the end of UNI men’s golf’s fall season.