Lindenwood University-Belleville’s men’s golf team earned first place at the 2011 USCAA Golf National Championship October 10-11 at Penn State University.
The first round of the tournament began at 8 a.m. on October 10 with Lindenwood Belleville closing out at a team score of 303, one stroke behind Rochester (Michigan). Justin Robinson of Lindenwood Belleville led his team, scoring 73 for the day. Similarly, Bo Cook ended at 75, Brett Denap closed out at 77, Jake Roth 78, James Adams 79, and Tim Littlejohn 80.
The total team score for day two of the tournament was 294. Lynx golfer Bo Cook led the team with his score of 69, followed by Brett Denap at 72, Tim Littlejohn at 76, Justin Robinson at 77, James Adams at 79, and Jake Roth at 82. The Lynx won the tournament by a stunning 21 strokes for an overall team score of 597 for both days. Cook, Denap, and Robinson each earned All-American honors for their efforts.
After just joining the athletics staff of Lindenwood Belleville this past summer, Head Golf Coach Dan Polites has led the Lynx to a major victory in a very short amount of time. “Our boys stayed locked in and focused. I am so proud of them. This is truly one of the most exciting days I have ever had as a coach,” said Polites.
“The staff and students of Lindenwood Belleville could not be more proud of our Lynx golf team,” said Athletics Director Scott Spinner. “Their hard work has earned them a place in our campus’ history.”
The two-day tournament took place at Penn State University Blue Course. Golfers played 18 holes during both rounds on the newly renovated course. Lindenwood Belleville entered the tournament ranked number one in the USCAA for golf.