BOONVILLE, Mo. – The Central Methodist University men’s and women’s golf teams shot consistent scores in the two-day CMU Eagle Open held at the Hail Ridge Golf Course. The Eagle women shot scores of 382 and 381 in the two-day tourney to place fourth in the women’s competition. The CMU men posted rounds of 325 and 326 to place tenth in their division.

The Missouri Valley College men’s team posted the top scores in both days of the tournament to claim the title by 19 strokes. MVC shot a 292 in the opening round on Monday and finished with a 280 on Tuesday to wrap up the event with a 4-over-par 572. Evangel University moved from third and finished in second place with a 591, 19 strokes behind MVC. William Penn University came in four strokes behind Evangel with a two-day score of 27-over-par, 595. The Missouri Valley ‘B’ team placed fourth with a 596 and Culver-Stockton College and Mount Mercy University tied for fifth with identical 597 scores.

In the women’s competition, there were only four teams in the event. Baker University won the tournament with a two-day score of 674. The Wildcats won the event by 70 strokes over second-place Missouri Valley College (744). The Baker University ‘B’ squad placed third with a 685 and CMU took fourth with a 763.

Central Methodist women’s golfer Jamie Gisburne (SR/Arlington, Tex.) (pictured on right) placed eighth overall in the medalist competition, shooting a 177. Samantha Mitchell of Baker took top honors with a 162, followed by Kaci Dillingham of Baker, who was four strokes back at 166. Culver-Stockton’s Tara Bradley placed third with a 169 and Bailey Gibson of Baker grabbed fourth with a 171. Fifth place went to Missouri Valley’s Mariah Farden, who shot a 172.

CMU’s Hannah Clark (SR/Kansas City, Kan.) placed 11th with a 182. Other Central Methodist golfers included: Devin Henderson (FR/Branson, Mo.) tying for 18th with a 200, Alex Fjeseth (JR/Nixa, Mo.) posting a 204 and placing 20th and Alexis Hagemeyer placing 21st with a 212.

Kyle Sachs (FR/Troy, Mo.) (pictured on left) led the Central Methodist men, placing in a tie for 30th place with a two-day score of 155. She shot a 76 in the opening round and a 79 in the final round on Tuesday to finish 13-over-par.

Central’s Eric Vander Linden (SO/Boonville, Mo.) shot a two-day score of 162, which was 20-over par. The Eagles’ Brendan Ross (SR/Louisiana, Mo.) was right behind him with a 166 and Ryan Rost (SR/Linn, Mo.) shot a 168. CMU’s Braden Campbell (FR/Strafford, Mo.) posted a 170, followed by Andrew Wooldridge (SO/Columbia, Mo.) with a 178 and Geoff Herr posted a 200.

The men’s individual championship went to Jan Jedlicka of Missouri Valley, who posted a 3-under-par 139. He shot rounds of 70 and 69. Christian Bickley of Baker placed second with a 141, which was just two strokes behind the winner. Hamish Gorn of Missouri Valley ‘B’ and William Bruyeres of Mount Mercy tied for third with 1-over-par 143 scores.

The Central Methodist men’s golf team will host the Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Championship next Monday and Tuesday at Hail Ridge Golf Course. The CMU women will play at the conference women’s tournament on May 8-9 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.


1. Missouri Valley College – 292-280=572 (+4)
2. Evangel University – 297-294=591 (+23)
3. William Penn University – 294-301=595 (+27)

Eric strikes a pure shot into the green!

5t. Culver-Stockton College – 302-295=597 (+29)
5t Mount Mercy University – 299-298=597 (+29)
7. Baker University – 301-305=606 (+38)
8. Graceland University – 312-304=616 (+48)
9. Baker University (B) – 313-308=621 (+53)
10. Central Methodist University – 325-326=651 (+83)
11. Haskell Indian Nation U. – 330-333=663 (+95)
12. Missouri Valley College (C) – 342-328=670 (+102)

1. Baker University – 338-336=674 (+106)
2. Missouri Valley College – 382-362=744 (+176)
3. Baker University (B) – 397-288=685 (+188)
4. Central Methodist University – 382-381=763 (+195)

CMU Golf Contact: John Krueger

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