Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Freshmen Help Lindenwood Return to National Tourney

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Freshmen Help Lindenwood Return to National Tourney

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Maybe Kyle Jones just wanted to go home.

Jones, a Tulsa, Okla., native and a Lindenwood College freshman, led the way this week as the Lions' men's golf team won the Heart of America Athletic Conference Golf Tournament. The victory earned the team a second successive trip to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics National Tournament.

The tournament will be held May 20-23 at the Tulsa Country Club. The HAAC Tournament was played Monday and Tuesday at Westview Country Club in Quincy, Ill. The Lions shot a two-day score of 629 to beat out William Jewell (642), Baker (643), Culver-Stockton (652), Central Methodist (689) and Benedictine (704). Jones, who shot 78 Monday, came back with a 71 Tuesday to earn tournament medalist honors. Both he and fellow freshman Jay Story (78-78-156) were named all-conference. Story is a Duchesne High graduate. "Kyle was a real key for us," Lindenwood coach Art Siebels said. "After the first day, we trailed Baker 314-318. But four of our five golfers shot as well or better on the second day. And Kyle really stepped up his game." Other Lindenwood scores were: freshman Jeff Escott (78-82-160); sophomore Bill Henry (84-80-164); and sophomore Blake Penberthy (85-82-167). "We went up Sunday to play a practice round, but this was the first time we'd ever seen the course," Siebels said. "The weather was great and course was in good shape, but the greens tended to be sloped and we had some trouble with our putting, especially on the first day. But we made the needed adjustments and shot a much better round the second day." This is Lindenwood's first season in the HAAC. Either Baker or Benedictine had won the last eight conference titles. "I figured we'd be competitive; we won a good conference (the American Midwest Conference) last year and I knew we had some solid players in the program," Siebels said. …

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