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Spartans 4th at IIAC Championships

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Posted May 5, 2013

Martin Odegard placed 5th and teammate Eric Wolfe 7th in IIAC Championships to earn their third All-Iowa Conference honors in men's golf.

IOWA CITY, Iowa --- Central College fired a final-round 298 Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course to complete a wire-to-wire title run at the 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Men's Golf Championships. The title is the 31st in program history for the Dutch.

Central placed its four medalist-eligible golfers in the top 13, including three in the top six, to finish with a 72-hole team total of 1215. Luther, with two golfers in the top eight, took second at 1243. Wartburg and Dubuque also placed two players in the top 10 with the Knights edging the Spartans, 1253-1256, for third place. Simpson (1265), Buena Vista (1288), Loras (1312) and Coe (1319) rounded out the team totals.

Luther's Andrew Peter, who entered the final round with a 1-stroke lead, birdies two holes on each nine for matching 34s and a bogey-free 4-under 68. Peter finished with a 72-hole total of 293 to capture medalist and IIAC Men's Golfer of the Year honors by three strokes over Central's Justin Livingston (296). Peter is the first Norse IIAC Men's Golf MVP since Scott Theriault in 2000.

Livingston, who posted his third career top-3 finish at the conference meet, matched Peter with four birdies, but did have a bogey on each side for a 2-under 70. Livingston took third a year ago and was runner-up in 2011.

Central teammate Desmond Stoll finished third at 303, just ahead of Wartburg's Carson Barron (304) and Dubuque's Martin Odegard (305)

Central's David Watson, Dubuque's Eric Wolfe and Luther's Tobias Kohl all tied at 306 with Watson taking sixth with a birdie on the first playoff hole. Wolfe (par-par) needed one more hole to edge Kohl (par-bogey) for seventh.

Coe's Tyler Gunderson (310) took ninth and Wartburg's Jeremy Carper (311) finished 10th. The top 10 individuals earned all-Iowa Conference honors. It was the third for Livingston, Odegard, Kohl and Wolfe and the second for Gunderson.

2013 IIAC Men's Golf Championships
Dates: April 26-27/May 4-5 • Iowa City / Cedar Rapids, Iowa
8 teams, 43 players
Finkbine G.C. • Par 72, 7186 Yards
Finkbine G.C. • Par 72, 7186 Yards
Elmcrest C.C. • Par 70, 6391 Yards
Finkbine G.C. • Par 72, 7186 Yards

Central College 327 299 291 298 1215 +71 1st
Justin Livingston 82 71 73 70 296 +10 2nd
Desmond Stoll 82 75 71 75 303 +17 3rd
David Watson 81 76 75 74 306 +20 6th
Jared Nepomuceno 82 77 76 79 314 +28 13th
Adam Squires dnc dnc 72 81
John Prescott 87 82 dnc dnc
Luther College 329 310 305 299 1243 +99 2nd
Andrew Peter 80 73 72 68 293 +7 1st
Tobias Kohl 79 79 76 72 306 +20 8th
Matt Axelrod 85 78 80 82 325 +39 t-22nd
Ben Kerns 86 80 82 77 325 +39 t-22nd
Joel Bruns 85 85 77 82 329 +43 29th
Wartburg College 342 310 301 300 1253 +109 3rd
Carson Barron 83 77 71 73 304 +18 4th
Jeremy Carper 85 73 78 75 311 +25 10th
Nate Meisinger 82 82 76 76 316 +30 14th
John Sexton dnc dnc 82 80
Dominick Smith 92 79 dnc dnc
Matt Kristensen dq 81 76 76
University of Dubuque 337 308 302 309 1256 +112 4th
Martin Odegard 82 79 68 76 305 +19 5th
Eric Wolfe 82 74 77 73 306 +20 7th
Mitchell Sobotta 87 81 76 78 322 +36 19th
Alex Beck 86 78 81 83 328 +42 t-27th
Chris Kerr 89 77 89 82 337 +51 t-30th
Simpson College 329 314 311 311 1265 +121 5th
Trent Lindenman 81 80 75 76 312 +26 11th
Shaan Desai 85 77 79 78 319 +33 16th
Conner Juilfs 85 77 80 78 320 +34 17th
Andy Hutchins 85 80 77 79 321 +35 18th
Zach Hale 78 80 81 85 324 +38 t-20th
Buena Vista University 343 315 311 319 1288 +144 6th
John Bral 87 75 76 79 317 +31 15th
Jaxson Armstrong 86 81 77 80 324 +38 t-20th
Conor Dondale 86 81 78 81 326 +40 t-24th
Andrew Zinn 84 78 81 83 326 +40 t-24th
Luke Anderson 94 85 80 79 338 +52 32nd
Loras College 345 328 321 318 1312 +168 7th
Sam Herrmann 85 77 78 73 313 +27 12th
Jon Nugent 86 79 83 78 326 +40 t-24th
James Komorowski 94 90 83 86 353 +67 34th
Logan Bahl dnc dnc 77 89
Jason Beer 87 82 dnc dnc
Jimmy Gallery 87 dq 87 81
Coe College 351 333 321 314 1319 +175 8th
Tyler Gunderson 82 81 75 72 310 +24 9th
Garrett Cross 89 79 83 77 328 +42 t-27th
Mitch Moon 90 83 82 82 337 +51 t-30th
Derek Nicholson 90 90 81 83 344 +58 33rd
Zach Stafford 96 92 88 91 367 +81 35th
Iowa Conference MVP - Andrew Peter, Luther
IIAC Coaches of the Year - Chad Green, Central & Jason Marvelli, Simpson