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UMKC Wins Second-Straight WAC Championship
UMKC Athletics 4-29-2019
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Tournament: Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championships
Official Results: CLICK HERE
Dates: April 27-29
Site: Lakewood, Wash.
Course: Oakbrook Golf Club (Par 71, 6,715 yards)
Total Rounds: Three
UMKC Team Standing: 1st out of 7 teams (290-278-285/853, +1)
Top UMKC Individual: Paul Foulquie, 3rd (73-67-72/212, -1)
Next UMKC Event: NCAA Regionals (May 6-8)


LAKEWOOD, Wash.
- The UMKC Men's Golf program won their second-consecutive Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship today, narrowly defeating Grand Canyon by four strokes from the Oakbrook Golf Club. The Roos entered the third and final round in the top position, however Grand Canyon took a two-stroke lead entering the final three holes of play. UMKC battled back with superb play down the stretch to boast their third WAC title in the last four years.

Overall, UMKC fired a one-over par 853 (290-278-285) edging out second-place Grand Canyon (294-281-282/287 (+5)).

With the conference championship, the Roos claim an automatic berth to the NCAA Regionals to be played May 6-8. The location and course will be announced on the Golf Channel and streamed live on the Golf Channel website on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. CDT.

This year's event played out similar to the 2018 WAC Championship, as the Roos were four strokes better than second-place Grand Canyon last year.

Sophomore Paul Foulquie, one of three returning golfers from the 2018 championship team, shot the third-lowest score in the tournament finishing third overall. Courtesy of a one-under par 212 (73-67-72), he went on to post his best finish of the 2018-19 season.

Junior McCain Schellhardt and senior Francois Lagraulet came into the clubhouse each with top-10 finishes. Schellhardt, the 2018 individual champion, stroked an-even par 213 (72-70-71) to finish fourth this year. Lagraulet posted his second-straight WAC top-10 result after a three-over par 216 (72-68-76) to tie for eighth this year after a tied-fifth position last year.

The Roos performed strong with the highest amount of birdies (53) and tied for the most eagles (3). Schellhardt claimed the most birdies in the tournament with 14.

Grand Canyon's Jake Chanen collected individual medalist honors with a three-under par 210 (72-67-71).

Overall, UMKC won two conference championships during the Summit League days (2011 & 2013) and the other three in the WAC (2016, 2018, 2019).

UMKC individual finishes:

Pos. Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
3 Paul Foulquie -1 73 67 72 212
4 McCain Schellhardt E 72 70 71 213
T8 Francois Lagraulet +3 72 68 76 216
T17 Vitek Novak +7 73 73 74 220
T20 Maxence Catherine +9 76 78 68 222

Team finishes:

Pos. School Total Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 To Par
1 UMKC
853 290 278 285 +1
2 Grand Canyon 857 294 281 282 +5
3 Seattle U
868 291 286 291 +16
4 UT-Rio Grande Valley
875 296 289 290 +23
5 New Mexico State
882 283 301 298 +30
6 Utah Valley 286 306 302 894 +42
7 Chicago State 953 319 317 317 +101
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