UNI men take ninth at MVC



The Panthers shot a total team score of 639 to finish ninth at the Missouri Valley Conference Golf Championships in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor | [email protected]

The UNI men’s golf team recently finished their regular season after placing ninth out of nine during the MVC Championships held in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

By the end of the two-day contest, the Panthers scored 323, 316 and finished with their strongest performance of 312 for a total score of 951.

Individual scores include Sam DeBartolo (76, 75, 75), Dayton Federley (80, 79, 78), Marshal Lamb (83, 78, 79), Jared Rowe (88, 84, 80) and finally, Parker Oleson (84, 85, 85).

Of these golfers, DeBartolo finished in a tie for 11th place in the conference.

Bradley took the entire contest 15 strokes ahead of the second-place runner up Southern Illinois.

Last year, UNI won third place at the MVC Championships.

DeBartolo tied for third with an impressive 75-75-70, just two strokes away from the first-place spot.

The Panthers golf season is essentially split into two halves with five meets throughout September and October, just before they take a mid-season break, and return in February.

During the first meet of the season, the team got second place out of a total six other schools but have yet to duplicate such a strong performance.

Following the initial meet, the Panthers placed 17 out of 19 in Colorado, 12 out of 17 in Illinois, fought hard in Des Moines for sixth out of 11 place finish and finally, wrapped up the first portion of the season tying for last place in Kansas just before it got cold.

Things got started again this February. UNI placed eighth in Utah and last in Dallas.

Then, as part of the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate meet in Springfield, Missouri, the Panthers managed to take sixth place out of 11 schools.

Lamb led the way for UNI, shooting a low 220 and earning an overall 17th place.

Dayton Federley totaled 224 and Sam DeBartolo held third for the team at 226.