October 5, 2015
LC Men’s Golf Team Led by Bettis’ T8 at Big Blue Classic
Decatur, IL – The men’s golf team competed in the Big Blue Classic hosted by Millikin University this past weekend at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur, IL. Lincoln freshman Hunter Bettis finished tied for 8th place with a 2-day score of 76-70/146. Bettis moved up 12 spots with his second day score of even par 70. The conditions were blustery with sustained winds of 12-15 mph with gusts up to 35 mph but the course was in excellent condition. Head coach Jeff Nelson commented, “I thought the second day was a bit tougher than the first, but four of our guys improved their scores, which is encouraging. Bettis continues to be our solid #1 this year but we need a couple of our other players to lower their scores on a more consistent basis.”
The event saw mostly NCAA Division III schools with the exception of Lincoln College and Parkland College. Parkland College won the event and also had the medalist for the event.
August 31, 2015
LC Men’s Golf Team Opens Season with Solid 8th Place Finish
Freeport, IL – The Lincoln College men’s golf team opened up its season with an 8th place finish out of 13 total teams at the Highland “36” Tournament at Park Hills Golf Course in Freeport, IL over the weekend. The event was held on the west course at Park Hills and was played as a 36-hole continuous play tournament, playing two 18-hole rounds consecutively on one day. The day was a test of both physical skill as well as mental focus.
May 4, 2015
LC’s Tanner Cicci Qualifies for NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament with T3 Finish at ISU’s Weibring Golf Club
The Lincoln College men’s golf team finished up it’s spring season at the Region XXIV Tournament held at Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University. The tournament consisted of 36 holes on Sunday, May 3 and concluded with 18 holes on Monday, May 4. Illinois Central College won the team event with a 54-hole total of 920, just one stroke ahead of Parkland (921) and 3 shots ahead of Rend Lake (923). Rend Lake held a 7 shot lead after 36 holes, but Illinois Central College fired a final round 305 to win the event.
April 2, 2015
LC Men’s Golf Earn 6th; Led by Cicci’s 78
The men’s golf team recently competed in the 11-team Elmhurst Spring Invite on Monday, March 30th at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol, IL. The Lynx were led by Sophomore Tanner Cicci (Lincoln, IL) who carded a 6-over par 78 which tied him for 13th overall. Cicci began his round on the back nine and grinded out a first-nine 42. Cicci recovered nicely on the front side and finished with an even par 36, including an eagle on the par 5 7th hole. Other scores for Lincoln College included Reid Cagle (Bartonville, IL) 81, Austin Hellman (Princeton, IL) 82, Jonathon Luce (Strasburg, IL) 83, and Josh Horchem (Lincoln, IL) 87. Team scores were based on top 4 of 5 scores giving LC an overall score of 324, good enough for 6th place.
September 23, 2014
LC Men’s Golf 6th Overall at IVCC Invite
Results from the IVCC Golf Invitational on September 19-20 at Deer Park Country Club and Seneca’s Oak Ridge Golf Course:
Day 1 – 330
Day 2 – 312
Total – 642
Tanner Cicci – 79-77; 156
Cody Helton – 86-76; 162
Caleb Brouer – 84-80; 164
Reid Cagel – 88-79; 167
John Luce – 81-92; 173
Austin Hellman – 84-80; 164
Josh Horchem – 84-94; 178
Next match September 28 at Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament at Lick Creek in Pekin, IL.
September 12, 2014
LC Men’s Golf Take Fourth / Cicci Earns Another Top 10
Results from Charger Classic in Galesburg, IL at Lake Bracken Country Club:
Tanner Cicci 77
Cody Helton 79
Reid Cagle 79
Caleb Brouer 84
Jonathon Luce 87
Team Total: 317
September 9, 2014
LC’s Cicci Leads Men’s Golf at Rend Lake Invite
Ina, IL – The Lincoln College men’s golf team opened up their Fall Season at the Rend Lake Invitational for a 1-day, 36-hole event at Franklin Country Club on Friday, September 5th. Tanner Cicci (Lincoln, IL) fired back-to-back 74’s in the scorching heat to finish in the top 10 individually. John Luce (Strasburg, IL) shot 77-81 while Reid Cagle (Bartonville, IL) and Cody Helton (Bloomington, IL) each fired 80-83 for the Lynx.
Pekin, IL – This past Sunday and Monday the Lincoln College men’s golf team competed in the Men’s MWAC Conference Golf Tournament, hosted at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin, IL. After Sunday’s weather shortened round, the Lynx were in 4th place with a 27-hole total of 485 trailing the leaders Lewis & Clark by 20 shots. The first day rounds for the Lynx were as followed: Reid Cagle (71/43 – 114), Jon Luce (83/40 – 123), Tanner Cicci (77/ 47 – 124), Kyle Przykopanski (88/41 – 129) and Josh Horchem (93/42 – 135). Freshman Reid Cagle was tied for 7th place after the 1st round.
On day two of the Conference Tournament again shorted to only 9-holes due to weather, the Lynx fired a 174 total to finish in 4th place. Once again, the Lynx were led by Cagle who moved up two spots to finish in 5th place and earn 1st team All-Conference honors. Day 2 rounds were as followed: Reid Cagle 40, Tanner Cicci 40, Kyle Przykopanski 45, Josh Horchem 49 and Jon Luce 50.
The Men’s Golf Team will be back in action on April 22nd as the square off in a dual match with Danville CC at Illinois State’s Weibring Golf Club.
Jacksonville, IL – The Lincoln College men’s golf team competed in its first tournament of the spring schedule at The Links Golf Course in Jacksonville, IL on Sunday, March 30. The team competed against six other 4-year universities and finished 3rd with a team total of 322. Freshman Tanner Cicci had a strong individual showing by firing a 74 to claim the overall individual title by three shots. Coach Morris said, “I was proud of how hard our guys worked this winter to prepare themselves for the spring season.”
Next up for the Lynx will be the MWAC Conference tournament hosted at Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin, IL on April 13th & 14th.
October 24, 2013
LC Men’s Golf Crack Top 25 in NJCAA Rankings
The men’s golf team was ranked #24 in the latest NJCAA National Poll this month. The Lynx, coached by Tanner Morris, are led by sophomores Matt Liddell (Island Lake, IL) and Kyle Pryzkopanski (Mt.