MARSHALL, MO - Ujang Zarems finished first overall for Graceland University at the Missouri Valley Invitational.
Weather: Sunny, windy 15-20mph, 80 degrees.
The men's team carded an 18-hole total of 309 to finish fifth overall out of 11 teams. Missouri Valley claimed the team title with a 289 on the day.
Individually, Ujang Zarems finished with three under par to card a 69 for a first place finish. He had an albatross (2) on the Par Five, 15th hole that plays 540 yards uphill. On his second stroke, he hit the ball in the hole from 280 yard away, to post the two on the par five hole.
Bryce McEachern, who continues to make some swing changes, hit the ball solid to mark a 79. His scored tied him for 24th. Logan Currin, Andy Rumbaugh and Mark Fink rounded out the first team with cards of 80, 81 and 85, respectively.
Steven Shaw and McKinley Leonard highlighted the second team, as both turned in score cards of 79. The performance was Shaw's college debut, and Leonard's best outing of his career. Daniel Carmer and Tim Brunner added scores of 87 and 88, respectively for the Yellowjackets.
"Special congratulations goes to Ujang Zarems for leading the team and winning the medalist honors at the tournament," said Head Coach Kevin Brunner. "I was impressed by his play today. We need to build on his success and help raise everyone to his level and then we can be a contender. I am happy for him and I am excited by the possibilities that we can all get better. Our team score of 309 was consistent with our scores for the year, but I think we missed an opportunity to put a low number on the board."
The men's golf team will next compete at the William Penn Invitational on Oct. 9-10. For updates on golf and all our teams, follow @GUjackets on Twitter and like us at Facebook.com/GUjackets.
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