Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Mid-Con Championships
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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Head Coach Martin Stuart with the Gents











BOSSIER CITY, La. -- Centenary men’s golf struggled in the final round of the 2007 Mid-Continent Conference Championships, played at the Golf Course at StoneBridge, Tuesday.

Over the final 18 holes, the Gents shot 347 to finish with a tournament score of 989 and in seventh place in the conference tournament.

Contributing heavily to the team score of 347 in Tuesday’s round is the heartbreaking disqualification of Centenary senior David Viviano’s (Lafayette, La.) round of 72.

Playing in his final collegiate tournament and representing Centenary with honor during his four years, Viviano went from one of the greatest highlights of his golf career to a disappointing disqualification.

On the 17th hole, the lone senior on the Gents had a hole in one on the par 3, accomplishing one of the greatest feats in all of sports.

Turning in a scorecard with a round of even-par 72, a four was mistakenly marked on sixth hole in which there should have been a five. With the card already signed for, this mistake resulted in the disqualification of the senior.

With Viviano’s score, the Gents third-round total would’ve been dropped from 347 to 327 and the senior would’ve finished in a tie for 15th with a three-round score of 222. He registered the lone ace of the tournament.

Viviano holds the lowest scoring average for Centenary this season.

Centenary freshman Tyler Williams (Shreveport) shot his best round of the tournament in Tuesday’s final round, registering an 81 to finish 31st with a 247.

Behind Williams, fellow-freshman Mark Weeber (Harare, Zimbabwe) shot an 87 to finish 32nd (251), while freshman Nick Faitz (North Little Rock, Ark.) finished 33rd with a 257 over three rounds.

Gent sophomore John Hogan (Eden Prairie, Minn.), who withdrew from Monday’s second round, shot an 87 Tuesday.

For the third time in the past four seasons, Western Illinois took the Mid-Con team championship, led by senior and 2007 Mid-Con Player of the Year Tim Streng.

Streng completed a brilliant tournament with a 4-under 68 in Tuesday’s final round, winning the tournament by three strokes over 2007 Mid-Con Newcomer of the Year Scott Stiles of Oral Roberts. Over the three-round tournament, Streng shot rounds of 71, 69 and 68 to finish with an 8-under 208. The senior Leatherneck player tied for the tournament lead with 14 birdies, holding a tournament-low 4.33 average on par 5’s at StoneBridge.

Behind Streng and Nick Kwaterski, Western Illinois won the tournament by just a stroke over Oral Roberts. Over the three rounds, the Leathernecks shot 863 (289-284-290) to win, facing a daunting challenge by the hard-charging Golden Eagles in the final round. Oral Roberts shot a tournament-best round of 283 in Tuesday’s final round to move up two spots and earn runners-up honors.

Southern Utah earned third place, eight strokes behind Western Illinois.

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