Upper Iowa University issued the following announcement on Oct. 15
The Upper Iowa men's golf team placed 16th at the NCAA Preview hosted by Lindenwood University in St. Albans, Mo. on Oct. 14 & 15. Upper Iowa posted a round of 306 on Monday followed by rounds of 304 and 316 on Tuesday for a total of 926 strokes. The Peacocks were able to place higher than two other teams at the tournament.
Chris Cooksley led the way for the Peacocks. He posted a 77 on Monday, Cooksley then shaved seven strokes off his first round with a two under par, 70 stroke performance in round two followed by a 73 in the third and final round. Cooksley's 220 total strokes was good enough to tie for 24th place.
Following ten strokes behind Cooksley was Will Babcock. Babcock had a 73 on day one followed by rounds of 77 and 80 on day two to combine for 230 strokes and a share of 59th place.
Logan Schweinefus came in just five strokes behind Babcock. Schweinefus put up a 76 on Monday followed by a 79 and an 80 on Tuesday resulting in 235 total strokes and a share of 68th place.
Rounding out the Peacocks lineup was Nolan Leaton (241 - 80,78,83) who finished six strokes behind Schweinefus tying for 82nd place and Hunter Schulte (255 - 84,83,88) who came in 88th place.
Arkansas Tech University won the team title in a combined nine under par performance posting rounds of 290, 273 and 292. Placing second just six strokes behind Arkansas Tech was St. Mary's University (TX) with rounds of 287, 288 and 286. Rounding out the top three was Delta State University who posted rounds of 293, 285, and 292. Winning medalist honors was Delta State's Zach Zediker (207 - 65,67,75).
PEACOCK OF THE TOURNAMENT.
Chris Cooksley highlighted the NCAA Preview with his impressive 70 stroke round two. Cooksley has certainly earned his three consecutive Peacock of the tournament titles.
UP NEXT. The Peacocks will fly south for the winter. They will migrate back to Fayette in the Spring of 2020 to continue the 2019-2020 golf season.
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Source: Upper Iowa University