Men’s Golf Coach, Troy Halterman has the University of Missouri-St. Louis Men’s Golf Team on a roll this spring. As is often the case in Division II golf, when a team has a few good years with Senior laden talent it requires a few rebuilding years in order to regain the same competitive level. Not so much the case for the Tritons as Coach Halterman has inserted three impact Freshmen into the lineup and his young group has quickly gained the confidence that comes only from winning.
A week ago the Tritons captured The Jewell Intercollegiate, a Midwest Regional event hosted at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Northern Kentucky. Tritons Freshmen, David Abolt won the individual title leading the team to a 23 shot victory over 2nd place Bellarmine University. The victory moved the Tritons to the #1 ranking in the Great Lakes Region.
Earlier today the Tritons finished off another win against 30 teams, many if not all, from the Great Lakes Region. The event was hosted at Purgatory GC located just outside of Indianapolis, IN. Freshmen David Abolt again led the Tritons with a 3rd place individual finish. Also for the Tritons, freshman Anthony Cope tied for eighth place with a 72-72 (144), while freshman Colby Yates tied for 19th place with a 147 (75-72). Senior Chase Smith (74-74 – 148) tie for 27th place, while junior Joe Atkisson rounded out the scoring with a 149 (72-77), tying for 42nd place.
The Tritons aim to capture their first Conference Championship as members of the Great Lakes Valley Conference when they tee it up at Otter Creek Golf Club beginning April 21.