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Morrison, Eagles rule Blue Boy golf

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Ryan Morrison and the Kirkwood Eagles captured top honors at the Blue Boy Invitational at The Rail Golf Course Saturday.

Morrison won the individual title at 5-under-par 139 with rounds of 69 and 70, helped Kirkwood grab the gold by eight shots over Nebraska Wesleyan.

Morrison, a freshman from the United Kingdom, won his first collegiate golf title.

Dawson Peters, a freshman from Urbandale, finished third in the tournament for Kirkwood, although he played as an individual and did not count in the team scoring. Peters tied the school record at 6-under 66 and set a new school mark with a nine-hole score of 29.

All seven of Kirkwood's golfers finished in the top-15 in the standings.

TEAM STANDINGS

1. Kirkwood 579, 2. Nebraska Wesleyan 587, 3. Illinois Central 601, 4. Wheaton 606, 5. Dubuque 607, 6. Knox 615, 7. Monmouth 633, 8. Knox "B" 634, 9. Illinois College 636, 10. Lewis & Clark 643, 11. Dubuque "B" 668.

KIRKWOOD: 1. Ryan Morrison 69-70=139, 3. Dawson Peters 77-66=143, 8. (tie) JD Goodfellow 74-73=147, 10. (tie) Niall Powell 72-76=148, 10. (tie) Will Babcock 72-76=148, 10. (tie) George Appleseth 77-71=148, 14. Max Thrune 76-73=149.

 

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