April 20, 2010
Final Results (PDF)
(KANSAS CITY, MO.) – A third-round and Tuesday low 301 for the Truman men’s golf team catapulted the Bulldogs into fifth place to wrap up the 2010 MIAA Championships at Tiffany Greens Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon. Four rounds in the 70s helped Truman pass Fort Hays State and come in just 11 strokes back of third in the regular season’s final event.
Andy Herington recorded 17 straight pars before a bogey at 18 closed his final round at 73, while Vincent Kurth also carded a 73. Kurth and Nik Bentzinger shot 230 during the three-round, two-day tournament to finish in a tie for 12th place, while Chris Kovach wrapped up his event with a third-round 79 to shoot 231 (t-14th) for the tournament.
The Bulldogs bested Missouri Southern by two shots in the final 18 holes to record the day’s lowest team score, as the purple and white were just one of two teams to put four scores below 80 on the board. Herington closed out his three rounds with a 241 (t-34th), while Alex Key shot an 82 on Tuesday to finish 46th with a three-round 250.
Truman finished the 2010 MIAA regular season in sixth place, just two points behind Fort Hays in the season-long race. Central Missouri won the regular season and postseason championship, firing a team-score of 893 at the Championships. The Bulldogs finished 36 shots back of the Mules at 929, with Washburn (907), MSSU (918), Southwest Baptist (920), FHSU (932), Pittsburg State (956) and MWSU (962) rounding out the field.
In addition, Bentzinger was named all-MIAA for his performance throughout the season in the conference's four sanctioned events. It is the first time he has been named to the all-MIAA team.
Regional announcements for team and individual consideration will be made this Friday, April 23rd at NCAA.com.