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Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Selander, Mustangs 2nd at Deer Park

OGLESBY, Ill. - Mount Mercy's Jacob Selander tied for the low round of the day, shooting a 3-under-par 68 to finish in second place Tuesday at the Deer Park Classic.

Selander's two-day total of 139 was two shots behind chanpion Tyler Christians of Grand View. Selander's hot round allowed the Mustangs to jump from fourth to second in the team race. Mount Mercy's two-day total was 574, six shots behind team champion Grand View.

Warren Bynoe, who was tied for third after the first day, shot a 75 Tuesday to finish at 145 and in a tie for 11th place.


Deer Park Country Club, Deer Park, Ill.

Par 71


1. Grand View 568, 2. Mount Mercy 574, 3 (tie). Ashford 578, Cardinal Stritch 578,5. Lindenwood-Belleville 581, 6. Cumberlands 594 7. Bethel (Ind.) 605, 8. St. Xavier (Ill.) 612, 9. Trinity Christian 618, 10. Roosevelt 641, 11. Cardinal Stritch B 659

MOUNT MERCY: 2. Jacob Selander 71-68=140, T11. Warren Bynoe 70-75=145, T14. Jack South 75-71=146, T14. Nathan Chilcott 77-69=146, T36. Matt Schlueter 75-78=153,



Monson happy with 3 titles in row

Meg Monson can be her own worst critic on a golf course, but at this point it would be nit-picking.

Monson has been enjoying a terrific season at Mount Mercy University and is one of the hottest golfers at the NAIA level in the midwest.

Monson began the fall campaign with a second-place finish at the Mount Mercy Invitational at Hunters Ridge in Marion, but that was just a hint of things to come.

She has captured three straight titles since then with medalist honors at the Spirit Hollow Invitational in Burlington, the Fighting Scots Invitational in Monmouth (Ill.) and the Viterbo Invitational this past weekend in La Crosse (Wis.).

"I'm pretty happy with it," Monson said Monday. "It's nice to finally see all the hard work pay off. Last year I didn't do as well as I would've liked, so it's good to see it finally pay off now."



Mustangs 4th at Deer Park golf

OGLESBY, Ill. - Led by Warren Bynoe's 1-under-par 70, the Mount Mercy men's golf team is in fourth place, nine shots behind leader Grand View after the first day of the Deer Park Classic.

Tyler Christian of Grand View shot a 66 to grab the individual lead, pacing the Vikings to a 282 team total. Cardinal Stritch (286) and Ashford (289) are next, followed by the Mustangs at 291.

The tournament concludes Tuesday.


Deer Park Country Club, Deer Park, Ill.

Par 71


1. Grand View 282, 2. Cardinal Stritch 286, 3. Ashford 289, 4. Mount Mercy 291, 5. Lindenwood-Belleville 294, 6. Cumberlands 297 7. St. Xavier (Ill.) 309, 8. Bethel (Ind.) 311, 9. Trinity Christian 319, 10. Roosevelt 321, 11. Cardinal Stritch B 330

MOUNT MERCY: T3. Warren Bynoe 70, T6. Jacob Selander 71, T21. Jack South 75, T 21. Matt Schlueter 75, T32. Nathan Chilcott 77



Mount Mercy kicks Harris-Stowe, 4-0

Ashli O'Shea scored a pair of goals to lead Mount Mercy to a 4-0 win Monday over Harris-Stowe at Lower Kingston Field.

Danielle Herdliska and Cally Salter also scored for the Mustangs, now 6-1.

Lauren Koncher had the lone assist for Mount Mercy. Hannah Schroeder had to stop only two shots as the Mustangs outshot the visitors, 18-2.



3 Mustangs honored by league

Marco Fichtner, Hannah Schroeder and Tyler Keith of Mount Mercy University have been named Athletes of the Week by the Midwest Collegiate Conference.

Fichtner, a sophomore from Germany, was selected as the Offensive Player of the Week in men's soccer. He scored one goal against Northwestern and had two goals against Coe as the Mustangs raised their record to 6-1 with a pair of victories. Fichtner has a team-high six goals for Mount Mercy.

Hannah Schroeder, a freshman goalkeeper from Cedar Rapids Washington, was honored as the Defensive Player of the Week in women's soccer. She collected six saves in a 2-1 victory over Northwestern. The Mustangs have a 5-1 record, their best start in school history.

Keith, a senior from Muscatine, finished first out of 80 runners at the Border Battle in La Crosse, Wis., Saturday. His time for the 8K race was exactly 27 minutes.



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