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2019 Men's Golf Season Recap
UMKC Athletics 5-21-2019
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The UMKC men’s golf team wrapped up its 2019 season with its second-consecutive WAC Championship and its highest finish in the NCAA Regionals in school history.  Overall, the regional appearance was the Roos fifth in school history and third in the last four seasons. Below are a list of the results and accomplishments of the historical 2019 campaign.

2018 – 19 Fall and Spring Seasons:

  • Claimed two team tournament championships on the season: WAC Championship (April 27-29) and Grand Canyon Invitational (March 15-16).
  • Won its second-straight WAC Championship and fifth league title overall
  • Finished 10th at the NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas (295-302-293=890, +38)
  • In 11 overall events (including fall season), the Roos finished with under-par scores in four tournaments. The season-best score was a 23-under par first-place finish (829) at the Grand Canyon Invitational
  • Placed in the top-five seven times during the 2018-19 campaign
  • Compiled sub-290 rounds on 25 occasions, with season-best 271 at the second round at Grand Canyon Invitational.
  • Recognized with four 2019 All-WAC selections, including Player of the Year McCain Schellhardt and Coach of the Year J.W. VanDenBorn.

McCain Shellhardt

  • Competed in all 33 rounds in 2018-19
  • 2019 WAC Golfer of the Year and All-WAC First Team selection
  • Finished first on the Roos with a stroke average of 71.39
    • Led the WAC in stroke average as well
  • Was individual champion (tied) at the Grand Canyon Invitational (March 15-16)
  • Shot a low score of 205 at the Grand Canyon Invitational
  • Was first on the team in seven of 11 events
  • Fired a 70 or lower 12 different times in 2019 for a single round
  • Finished in fourth place at the WAC Championships
    • Led the pack with 14 birdies during the tournament
  • Recorded five top-5 finishes and seven top-10 finishes in 2019
  • Led the team with 18 rounds at or below par
  • Produced a team-low total score of 218 (+5) at the NCAA Regionals in Austin, Texas

Maxence (Max) Catherine

  • 2019 All-WAC Second Team Selection
  • Competed in 21 events, all coming in the spring season after transferring to UMKC
  • Had second-lowest stroke average on the team (72.62), which ranked No. 3 in the conference
  • Posted 11 rounds at or below par on the year, with a low of 68 at the Grand Canyon Invitational (March 15-16)
  • Finished second on the team on three occasions
  • His best placing overall was tied for seventh (71-68-69=208, -5) at the Grand Canyon Invitational
  • His 52.3% rate of rounds under par (11 out of 21) was second-best on the team

Paul Foulquie:

  • Competed in all 33 events for 2019
  • Shot the lowest round of the year for any Roo at the Northern Intercollegiate (66, -6) back on Sept. 15-16th
  • Finished third on the team with a stroke average of 72.79 for the 2019 campaign
    • Average ranked No. 9 in the conference
  • Best individual finish came at WAC Championship when he placed third (73-67-72=212, -1)
  • Posted one overall individual top-five finish and produced three top-10 results
  • On the team, collected three top finishes and three other second-place marks
  • Fired a team-low round at the NCAA Regionals (69) in the third round
  • Produced 14 rounds of even par or under in 2019, second most on the team

Vitek Novak

  • Competed in 21 events, all coming in the spring season after transferring to UMKC
  • Ranked 10th in the WAC with a stroke average of 72.95
  • His low round of 67 came at the Border Olympics (March 11-12) where he finished second on the team (67-74-77=218, +2)
  • Finished in the top 20 overall on two occasions
  • Compiled six rounds at or below par

Francois Lagraulet:

  • 2019 All-WAC Second Team Selection
  • Competed in all 33 events in 2019, collected nine rounds at or below par
  • Shot a low-round of 67 (-4) at the GCU Invitational back on Mar. 15-16th
  • Produced one top-10 finish in 2019, when he tied-eighth at the WAC Championship (+3, 216)
  • Finished first on the team at the Border Olympics (March 11-12) with a three-under par 213 (71-73-69). He tied for 14th overall.
  • Fired an average round of 73.67 in 2019
  • Played in 134 rounds as a Roo in his career
  • Career stroke average of 73.04

2019 WAC Tournament (Lakewood, Wash.):

  • Secured a 1st place finish out of eight teams
  • UMKC shot a total score of +1 (853) thru three rounds
  • Foulquie shot a team-best 212 (-1) thru three rounds

2019 NCAA Regionals (Austin, Texas):

  • Finished 10th out of 14 teams in the Austin Regional
    • Highest finish in school history
  • Schellhardt finished with a team-best score of 218 (+5) during the event  

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