Illinois, Jonathan Yaun earn titles

September 29, 2022

Illinois males’s golf shot 10 underneath this week over three rounds to win the inaugural Folds of Honor Collegiate by 15 strokes.

“That was a objective this week. When you have got an occasion that you just consider goes to be round for a very long time, has custom and heritage to it, we needed to be the primary winner and we received it completed,” stated Illinois males’s golf coach Mike Small.

Illinois fell quick final week at Olympia Fields however this time, they completed.

“To have a lead yesterday within the second spherical was the important thing to the match. … At present when you have got a lead like that, you wish to come out and broaden on it or maintain it strongly on the primary 9 holes, and we did,” stated Small. “We’re getting higher each week and that’s all you are able to do.”

Illinois had three top-5 finishers at American Dunes: Adrien Dumont de Chassart (T3, 4 underneath ), Jackson Buchanan (T3, 4 underneath) and Tommy Kuhl (T5, 3 underneath).

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Liberty senior Jonathan Yaun notched his second collegiate win after defeating NC State’s Maximilian Steinlechner in a two-hole playoff. Yaun chipped in from off the inexperienced on the 18th gap to win the match.

Liberty’s Jonathan Yaun received medalist honors on the 2022 Folds of Honor Collegiate at American Dunes Golf Membership in Grand Haven, Michigan.

“That was by the grace of God, that’s all I can inform you,” stated Yaun. “Beneath that strain, with out his peace on the market, simply strolling and that freedom, I don’t I might’ve completed that. Undoubtedly going to offer props to the lord there.”

For many individuals, together with Jonathan, the sport of golf got here second this week. The actual significance was honoring the fallen troopers who sacrificed their lives for our nation.

“I performed for God and nation this week. I performed for individuals who, sadly, handed away. It’s very highly effective, what they’ve (fallen troopers) have completed. I’m very grateful to have the ability to honor these individuals immediately,” stated Yaun.

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Arizona senior Chase Sienkiewicz shot a course-record 5-under 67 within the ultimate spherical Wednesday and credited his play to Tyler Pickett, an Military Workers Sargent who was killed within the line of obligation in 2008.

“I wrote TP on my ball immediately as a result of I performed within the Patriot All-America Invitational final December. I performed for Tyler Pickett. I had his identify on my bag all week, so I assumed I’d carry him with me immediately. That was actually cool to play for,” stated Sienkiewicz.

Sienkiewicz completed T8 at 2 underneath. As a staff, the Arizona Wildcats completed in second at 5 over.

Alex Gelman is the present Ron Balicki Scholarship Award winner.