UMSL Finishes 7th With Strong Second Round at NCAA Spring Regionals
Perry Park, Ky. – The UMSL men's golf team had a strong second round at the NCAA Spring Regional and finished in seventh place in a field of 22 teams this past weekend.
UMSL finished with a team score of 301 in the first round, which put them in a tie for 11th place after the first day. The Rivermen then came out in the second and shot a team score of 293, their best team score of the year and the fourth best team score in the second round. UMSL ended up in seventh place in the field of 22 teams with a team score of 594, their lowest two-round team score of the season. The Rivermen were one stroke behind Wayne State who finished sixth, and two strokes behind Northwood and Northern Kentucky who tied for fourth place.
Individually, UMSL's Luigi Wewege was the top Rivermen finisher, shooting a 148 (72-76) to finish in a tie for 24th out of a field of 108 golfers. Wewege shot a 72 in the first round, which was the third best round of the day and put him in a tie for 10th place individually after the opening round. His 72 in that opening round also matched his season best round for this year.
Diego Jimenez and Ryan Miller had identical scores in the tournament, as both shot a 76 in the first round and a 1-over par 73 in the second round for a score of 149 and finished in a tie for 31st place. Miller's 73 in the second round matched his season best for low round. Matt Thomas also had a 1-over par 73 in the second round after a first round 77 to finish with a score of 150 and tied for 38th place. The three scores of 73 in the second round by Jimenez, Miller and Thomas was the fifth best score posted in the second round. Tim Swoboda finished in a tie for 48th place after shooting a score of 151, scoring a 77 in the first round and a 2-over par 74 in the second round.
UMSL will take the momentum from this strong performance and head to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships which will be held on April 8-10, at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Indiana.
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