Panther men tee off at Valpo

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EMMETT LYNCH, Sports Writer

The UNI men’s golf season is now in full swing and the Panthers are back on the course. Teeing things off at the Valpo Golf Tournament in Valparaiso, Indiana this week, the Panthers are looking to continue improving their game.

UNI tied for ninth place at the tournament with a score of 917, a significant improvement from their finish at the Air Force Academy’s Falcon Invite. 

Next week, the Panthers will head to Edwardsville, Illinois for the SIUE Golf Tournament. 

Sam Sacquitne finished the final round shooting a 71 (-1) to lead the Panthers with five birdies on the first 11 holes. Parker Oleson finished with a 75 (+3), while Alex Pries and Carter Stochl each shot a 77 (+5), as Elliot Nielsen struggled with three double bogeys, finishing with an 84 (+12).

This young UNI men’s team looks to continue improvement and crack the top five in the competition standings next week in Edwardsville.