UMKC celebrates first WAC title in school history
BLAINE, WA (May 2, 2016) - For the first time in school history the University of Missouri Kansas City has won the WAC Championship. Behind stellar play from medalist winner Antoine Rozner and second place finisher Francois Lagraulet UMKC blitzed the field at Loomis Trail Golf Club, winning by 16-strokes.
UMKC was the only team to finish the 54-hole event under-par finishing 12-under. Seattle University finished second at 4-over and Utah Valley was 18-over and a distant third.
Rozner won individual honors with an impressive 12-under total, a full seven-strokes ahead of runner up and teammate freshman Francois Lagraulet. On Monday the reigning conference player of the year closed with a 3-under 69 as he followed up 70-65 first and second round scores. Rozner, a senior, eased his way to victory during the final round thanks to an 11th hole eagle, three birdies and only two bogey's.
The 506 yard par-5 11th certainly proved to be a hole that Rozner enjoyed all tournament long as he went birdie-eagle-eagle throughout the week. Rozner, from France, is a member of the 2016 European Palmer Cup squad.
Lagraulet (-5) had hopes of chasing down his teammate on the final day but after beginning the final round in fifth place he was just too far behind. Two other UMKC players were also in the top-10 of the final individual standings; junior Jacob Garstecki (+2) was tied for sixth while classmate Thibault Vieilledent (+3) finished tied for ninth.
UMKC now has to wait until Thursday to find out where it will be headed for the NCAA Regionals
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