Golf Finishes Play at John Dallio Memorial
Courtesy: Western Illinois Athletics  
Release: Saturday 10/07/2012
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LEMONT, Ill. - Men's golf finished play at the John Dallio Memorial Tournament on Sunday, October 7. Second round play finished up Sunday morning with the third round following. As a team, Western finished the tournament in 14th-place with a three round total of 949 (322, 316, 311).

Marquette takes home the team title with a two-day total of 905. Host DePaul finished in second-place with a 910 on the tournament. Northern Iowa, SIUE and Valparaiso would round out the top five with scores of 911, 912 and 914, respectively.

Individually for the Purple & Gold, Dan Bidle led the way with three-round total of 234 (79, 77, 78). The junior finished in a tie for 37th-place.

Sophomore Nate Davis finished two strokes behind Bidle with a 236 (81, 78, 77) for the tournament. Davis finished in a tie for 44th-place. Senior Ben Kilborn finished up tournament play in a tie for 54th place with a 239 (83, 77, 79).

Rounding out individual play for Western was Nick Steffens and Konrad Deka. Steffens finished in a tie for 61st-place in his second collegiate tournament with a 242 (81, 84, 77). Deka finished in a tie for 71st-place with a two-day total of 247 (81, 84, 82).

"Overall we have a good amount of work to do," said head coach Mel Blasi, "We had a few bright spots from the weekend. I thought Nate Davis really hung in there and is starting to play really well. Nick Steffens did well and had a good round today (Sunday). We've played a lot of golf so far this fall but we still have work to do. Our guys are very capable of doing well and hopefully we can clean some things up this week in practice."

Western will have a week off before traveling to Overland Park, Missouri to compete in the UMKC Invitational. Tournament play begins on Monday, October 15th.


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