Krieger leads University of New Orleans Golf at Grover Page Classic with Top-10 finish

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Privateers finish tied for fifth overall

JACKSON, Tennessee – The University of New Orleans golf team completed play in the Grover Page Classic at the Jackson Country Club on Tuesday afternoon, finishing in a tie for fifth place with a plus-44 score of 908, while senior Markus Krieger finished tied for ninth.

Heading into the third round of competition, the Stockholm, Sweden native was poised for a top-five finish after posting a UNO-best 70 in the second round, but an 80 score over the final 18 left him with a final tally of five-over par at 221 (71-70-80).

Fellow senior Erik Dege posted the second-lowest score for the Privateers with a plus-seven score of 227 (73-73-81) to finish tied for 20th, followed by junior Anton Persson with a 13-over 229 (77-76-76) to finish tied for 24th. Junior Homero de Toledo amd with 233 (+17) and junior Petter Salqvist rounded out the Privateers with 233 (82-74-77) and 239 (83-74-82) totals.

Overall, UT-Martin finished in first place with a nine-over score of 873, with Samford and Tennessee Tech rounding out the top-three with 886 and 894 totals. Individually, Samford’s Garrett Moores posted the lowest score with a four-under mark of 212, followed by UT-Martin’s Hunter Richardson with a three-under 213 and Tyler Guy who finished with a 216 score.

The Privateers have one final tune-up before the Southland Conference Championships, as UNO will next compete in the Red Wolves Intercollegiate from April 3-4 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

TEAM SCORES: 1. UT-Martin 291-283-299=873 (+9); 2. Samford 296-289-299=886 (+22); 3. Tennessee Tech 297-295-302=894 (+30); 4. Murray State 302-292-306=900 (+36); T-5. New Orleans 302-292-306=908 (+44); T-5. John A. Logan College 302-296-310=908 (+44); 7. Union University 311-290-310=911 (+47); 8. Tennessee State 321-299-327=947 (+83).

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS: 1. Garrett Moores (Samford) 70-70-72=212 (-4), 2. Hunter Richardson (UT-Martin) 74-68-71=213 (-3), 3. Tyler Guy (UT-Martin) 69-71-76=216 (E), T-4: Crawford Flach (Samford) 76-70-72=218 (+2), T-4: Hunter York (John A. Logan College) 73-71-74=218 (+2)

NEW ORLEANS SCORES: T9. Markus Krieger 71-70-80=221 (+5); T20. Erik Dege 73-73-82=227 (+11); T24: Anton Persson 77-76-76=229 (+13) T31. Homero de Toledo 82-74-77=233 (+17); T42. Petter Salqvist 83-74-82=239 (+23)

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