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July 18, 2013

2013-14 MEN'S GOLF PREVIEW

Jake Groselak won his second straight MVP for the Vikings last season. His highest finish was a tie for fourth as the Scot-Fire-Viking Classic and finished 24th at the CCIW Championship, the highest of any Augustan competitor.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College

CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201

FOUNDED: 1860

NICKNAME: Vikings

SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold

ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA)

CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)

PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521  

GOLF HISTORY

FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 1947

COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN CHAMPIONS: 1955 - 1964 - 1966 - 1969 - 1972 - 1973 - 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1997 - 1999

ALL TIME DUAL MEET RECORD: 251-192 .567  

SPORTS INFORMATION

SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath

SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265

SID FAX: (309) 794-7525

CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306

E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu

AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.athletics.augustana.edu

SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201  

COACHING STAFF

HEAD COACH: Paul Del Vecchio: 3rd year as head coach at Augustana...The Vikings are 95-176-7 head-to-head in his first two seasons.  

TEAM INFORMATION

2012-13 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings finished seventh in the CCIW Championships with a four-day total of 1320 (325-331-333-331) ...Vikings finished with a head-to-head record of 58-88-5, ranked 165th in Division III by Golfstat.com... Jake Groselak, who finished 24th (82-77-84-77 - 320), was the top Augustana finisher at the CCIW tournament...Alex Walter's  tie for 3rd place (71) at the Duane Chanay Invitational (09/07/12) was the Vikings' best individual round and highest finish of the season.  

LETTER WINNERS LOST - None  

LETTER WINNERS RETURNING - Nine   Max Channon (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.), Junior...  Averaged 84.7 strokes over 18 rounds in 10 events... Best round was a 76 at the Duane Chanay Invitational... Highest finish was 19th at the Scot-Fire-Viking Classic (81)... Finished 2nd among Vikings at the CCIW Championship (80-90-82-84 - 336) and 36th overall.   Dave Cook (United Township HS/ Silvis, Ill.), Senior... Was limited to six events and nine rounds... Averaged 83.2 strokes... Best round of 77 at the Duane Chanay Invitational... Highest finish was a tie for 16th (80) at the Scot-Fire-Viking Classic.   David Ferlmann (Peoria Notre Dame HS, Dunlap, Ill.), Sophomore... Viking Newcomer of the Year... Competed in 11 events and 20 rounds this year... 83.0 per-round average was second among Viking letter winners... Best round and top finish came at the Scot-Fire Invite where he shot a second-round 74, finishing with a two-round total of 152 to tie for 8th... Finished 38th at the CCIW Championship (79-87-86-85 - 337).       Jake Groselak (Lemont HS, Lemont, Ill.), Junior... Two-time team MVP... Played all 12 events and 22 rounds this season... Best round (73) came at the Elmhurst Invitational... Highest finish was a tie for 4th (77) at the Scot-Fire-Viking Classic... Finished 24th at the CCIW Championship (82-77-84-77 - 320).   Josh Kukla (Zion Benton HS, Winthrop Harbor, Ill.), Junior... Vikings' Most Improved Player Award... Played 16 rounds in nine events, averaging 85.7 strokes... Best round of 74 came at the Duane Chanay Invitational... Best finish was a tie for 26th at the Scot-Fire-Viking Classic... Shot a 333 (80-81-83-89) at the CCIW Championship.     Connor Lautt (Highland HS, Mesa, Ariz.), Sophomore... Averaged 99.0 strokes over four rounds in two events... Best round of 90 at Augustana Invitational.   Grant Murphy (Dunlap HS, Peoria, Ill.), Junior... Joined Groselak as the only Vikings to play all 12 events and 22 rounds this year...  Averaged 84.1 strokes per round... Best round and highest finish was a 73 at the Loras Fall Invitational, which tied him for 4th... Shot a 338 (84-85-84-85) at the CCIW Championship, finishing 39th.     Jason Roemer (Woodland HS, Ancona, Ill.), Sophomore... Averaged 105.5 strokes over four rounds in two events... Best round of 102 at Augustana Invitational.   John R. Stone (Rockridge HS, Reynolds, Ill.), Senior... Averaged 90.2 strokes over six rounds in four events... Best round of 87 at Scot-Fire-Viking Classic and Scot-Fire Invite.  

2012-13 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER - Jake Groselak 
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR - David Ferlmann
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER - Josh Kukla

INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN FINISHERS IN INVITATIONALS T-3rd, Alex Walter (71) - Duane Chanay Invitational, 09/07/12 T-4th, Grant Murphy (73) - Loras College Fall Invitational, 09/04/12 T-4th, Jake Groselak (77) - Scot-Fire-Viking Classic, 9/13/12 T-5th, Jake Groselak (73) - Elmhurst Fall Invitational, 9/27/12 T-8th, Grant Murphy (78) - Scot-Fire-Viking Classic, 9/13/12 T-8th, Jeff Paustian (78) - Scot-Fire-Viking Classic, 9/13/12 T-8th, David Ferlmann (78-74-152) - Scot-Fire Invite, 04/26/13