Golf heads to Gateway National for Derek Dolenc Invitational early next week

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NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans golf team will board a plane for the trip to Madison, Illinois, and head to Gateway National Golf Links for the second year in a row to compete in the Derek Dolenc Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Three Privateer freshmen made their debut last time at the Grover Page Classic – Pepe De La Concepcion Quilez, Canon Clarkand Gabriel Gallego. A fourth Privateer is in line to make his UNO debut this season – Maximilan Wojciechowski. The sophomore transfer from Wichita State played in two tournaments last year for the Shockers averaging 78.1 with 10 birdies and a pair of eagles.

FORMAT
36 holes of golf on Monday, 18 on Tuesday. Shotgun format. Tee times start at 8:15 am
The following other schools are confirmed to compete in the event: SIUE (host)Bradley, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Idaho, Lindenwood, Missouri State, Murray State, Omaha, Southeastern, Southern Indiana, Samford, UT-Martin and Weber State.

THE ALIGNMENT

  1. Pepe De La Concepcion Quilez Freshman, 72.3 avg.
  2. Maximilian Wojciechowski Sophomore, making her Privateer debut.
  3. Thomas Artigas Junior, 74.0 avg.
  4. Kyle Bennett Second year, 73.0 avg.
  5. Grayson Gilbert Senior, 75.3 avg.

INDEPENDENT

None

THE COURSE
Gateway National Golf Links – Madison, Illinois.
7016 yards, par 71.
75.0 rating, 138 slope.

WEATHER CONDITIONS
Monday – 0% chance of rain, high of 71, low of 49, NW winds at 12 mph.
Tuesday – 0% chance of rain, high 69, low 43, NW wins at 12 mph – 28 mph gusts.

LAST TIME IN THE COURSE
Three freshmen made their high school debuts for UNO with the Privateers finishing in eighth place at the Grover Page Classic. Pepe De La Concepcion Quilez finished in the top 20 in a strong debut, while Gabriel Gallego – playing as an independent – ​​and Canon Clark also made their first appearances. The 882 at the Jackson Country Club was the show’s second-lowest score, there are five appearances on the Grover Page Classic.

8 New Orleans, U. of 293, 289, 300 |882
T20 Pepe De La Concepcion Quilez (2) 72, 72, 73 | 217
T31 Kyle Bennett (5) 72, 68, 79 | 219
T47 Thomas Artigas (4) 75, 73, 74 | 222
T60 Grayson Gilbert (3) 74, 76, 76 | 226
T60 Gabriel Gallego (I) 74, 75, 77 | 226
T88 Canon Clark (1) 79, 80, 77 | 236

LAST TIME ON DEREK DOLENC’S INVITATION
Last season, New Orleans finished third after rounds of 296, 290, and 285. Brady Bennett hit 15 birdies on his way to his second straight score of 208 and a second-place finish. Florian Moosmeier finished just behind Brady with a final count of 211 tying for third place. It was the first time that two Privateers had finished in the top three of a tournament individually since 2017.

3 New Orleans, U. of 296, 290, 285 | 871
two Brady Bennett (1) 70, 69, 69 | 208
T3 Florian Moosmeier (4) 72, 70, 69 | 211
T45 Grayson Gilbert (2) 76, 82, 69 | 227
T69 Henry Augenstein (3) 78, 76, 80 | 234
T72 Lucas Heckmann (5) 82, 75, 78 | 235

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