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Roos Take 10th at Border Olympics
UMKC Athletics 3-12-2019
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Tournament: Border Olympics
Official Results: CLICK HERE
Dates: March 11-12
Site: Laredo, Texas
Course: Laredo Country Club (Par 72, 7,204 yards)
Total Rounds: Three
UMKC Team Standing: 10th out of 16 teams (282-292-295/869, +5)
Top UMKC Individual: Francois Lagraulet, tie-14th (71-73-69/213, -3)
Next UMKC Event: Grand Canyon Invitational (March 15-16)


LAREDO, Texas
- With a five-over par 869 (282-292-295), the UMKC men's golf team completed a three-round effort at the Border Olympics on the Laredo Country Club. Overall, the Roos took 10th out of 16 teams, two strokes back of ninth-place Oral Roberts University.

"This was a disappointing week for us after getting off to a strong start," said UMKC men's golf coach J.W. VanDenBorn. "We jumped out and held the team lead for much of round one and then couldn't keep or get anything going after that. We're just making too many big mistakes on scoring holes. We have some work to do but there were some positive signs including a solid week from Francois Lagraulet. I'm excited to get back at it again in a couple days in Phoenix."

Senior Francois Lagraulet was the highlight of the UMKC squad shooting a 3-under par 213 (71-73-69). That effort got him a tie for 14th place overall. Lagraulet tied for the best par-five score going 9-under overall for an average of 4.25 on all par-five holes.

Sophomore Vitek Novak had the best one-round score for the Roos firing a five-under 67 during the first round on Monday. He ended his tournament with a two-over par 218 (67-74-77) to finish in a tie for 31st.

UMKC was one of only four teams in the event to notch multiple eagles with two.

Zan Luka Stirn of Arkansas State won individual medalist honors with a 12-under par 204 (68-65-71).

Arkansas State also won the team championship with a 29-under total of 835 (275-270-290).

UMKC individual finishes:

Pos. Player To Par Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
T14 Francois Lagraulet -3 71 73 69 213
T31 Vitek Novak +2 67 74 77 218
T39 Paul Foulquie +3 72 73 74 219
T53 Max Catherine +7 76 72 75 223
T58 McCain Schellhardt +8 72 74 78 224
T63 Taylor Larsen (Individual) +9 78 70 77 225

Team finishes:

Pos. School Total Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 To Par
1 Arkansas State
835 275 270 290 -29
...
9 Oral Roberts
867 283 288 296 +3
10 UMKC 869 282 292 295 +5
11 Lamar
871 289 285 297 +7
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