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Marion County College Report

Centralia grad Michael Fowler knockin' 'em stiff at Maryville

Centralia, Illinois has long been aware of Michael Fowler's golfing prowess.

But, as most great athletes eventually have to do, the Centralia High School grad has taken his act on the road. The Fighting Saints freshman is quickly showing the Maryville University golf community how good he can be.

At the Great Lakes Region Invite #1, hosted by Grand Valley State University in South Haven, Michigan, Fowler closed hard to finish 29th by shooting with a 78-70—148.

Fowler’s finish was the lowest among all Maryville golfers, helping Maryville take 17th in an elite field of Division II teams with a stroke count of 615. The outing was won by Wayne State University with a 573.

Illinois-Springfield ballstriker and Salem grad Zach Phillips finished 16th in the Lewis University Mixed Fall Classic at the Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport. Phillips shot a 156 with a low-round of 77. UIS finished fifth with a 625, 28 strokes back of the winning score posted by Lewis University. ...

Southern Illinois-Carbondale golfer Jeffery Miller shot a 247 at the Illinois State D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate on the Weibring Golf Course in Normal. The former Centralia Orphan shot a low round of 81 in the opening round and finished 84th overall. SIUC finished 10th with a 918. Illinois State carded an 873 for the victory. ...

McKendree University, Rend Lake College and Kaskaskia College all competed in the Millikin Fall Classic held at Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur.

Former Salem golfer Taylor Landers, a Rend Lake freshman, finished fifth, carding a 78-77—155. Mallorie Cummings, a Rend Lake sophomore, finished 33rd with a 170. Her low round of 82 occurred in the opening round. Rend Lake won the team title with a 627, easily defeating runner-up Washington University by 19 strokes.

McKendree senior Miranda Gibson finished 64th overall at the Millikin event, shooting a 93 in the opening round and an 88 in the second round. As a team, McKendre took 12th with a 714. ...

Sandoval graduate Kaitlin Young and Centralia graduate Nicole Langenfeld both golfed for the KC team in the outing. Young shot a 188 overall, recovering from a frustrating 103 in the opening round to shoot an 85 in the second. Thanks to her strong finish, Young took 77th overall.

Langenfeld finished 110th with a 223. Like Young, she improved greatly in the second round, shooting a 106 following an opening round 117. As a team, Kaskaskia took 15th with a 762. ...

Cross Country

McKendree sophomore Travis Lavin, a former Centralia harrier, finished 169th in the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville. Lavin finished the race, which was packed with NCAA Division I runners, in 26-minutes, 21-seconds. As a team, McKendree took 19th with 567 points. Louisville took first with 68 points. ...

Swimming

Centralia grad Lindsay Dinkelman, an Illinois State swimmer, opened her season at the Notre Dame Dennis Stark Relays. Dinkelman was a member of the 400-yard breastroke relay team, which took third with a time of 4:37.96. She was also a member of 400-yard medley relay (4:03.65) and 200-yard medley relay (1:51.96). Illinois State finished third with 141 points and Michigan won with 211. ...

Football

Greenville College's Scott Schneider, a Centralia grad, finished with three tackles as Greenville defeated Eureka College 20-13. It was the Upper Midwest Conference-South Division opener for the GC Panthers. Greenville is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the UMAC-South. ...

Volleyball

Jessica Schmidt, a former Centralia player, finished with three kills and three digs for Chicago State during a 3-0 loss to Houston Baptist. Chicago State is still looking for their first win both overall and in the league and currently sit 0-17 overall and 0-6 in the Great West Conference. ...