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September 10, 2014

Cyclones hold their own at St. Francis tourney

Every year the Cyclones compete in the University of St. Francis Tournament they face some of their toughest competitors, mostly four-year universities. Moraine Valley held their own Sept. 9 at the Wedgewood Golf Course, finishing 14th out of 18 teams.

The team totaled 323 points led by John Nagle who hit 77, his low round of the season. Matt Contey had 80, Jeff Cizek (Sandburg) hit 83 as did Scott Borden. This crew along with the typical starting squad are keeping the Cyclones in the hunt.

“I’m happy with the way the season is progressing. When all the guys hit their best game, we could put up some really low scores. We’ll see if they save the best for last,” said coach Bob Freudenthal.

September 9, 2014

Top shooting for Cyclones

The Cyclones maintained their first place standing in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference by taking top billing on Sept. 8 at the Glenwoodie Golf Course. They held a four-point lead over runner-up Waubonsee Community College.

Again Moraine Valley played well on the links as David Karwoski led the way with a 75 followed by Matt Contey (79), Joe Knight (79), and John Orowick (81).

September 6, 2014

Cyclones’ tourney cut short by rain

Some creative scoring was necessary at the Duane Chanay Classic in Port Byron on Sept. 5 thanks to thunderstorms cutting the tournament short. Only playing nine holes, the Cyclones placed fifth out of 13 teams.

John Orowick led the squad with 2 over par followed by Matt Contey with +3, Joe Knight +4, and David Karwoski +5.

September 4, 2014

Cyclones take top billing in first conference match

The Cyclones looked impressive on Sept. 3 as they took the top spot in their first Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference match this season at the Mission Hills Country Club in Northbrook.

Sophomore John Yerkes led the way with a 72 on the Par 70 course followed by John Orowick (77) and three teammates who all shot a 78—Joe Knight, David Karwoski and Matt Contey. Knight had four birdies while Karwoski had two birdies and an eagle on the course.

Hitting the way these golfers did really set the tone for upcoming matches. And as their coach Bob Freudenthal said, “It was a good day, a good start. It’s always a good day to win.”

August 23, 2014

Cyclones take sixth in first tourney

After competing in their first tournament on Aug. 22—the PrairieView Preview in Byron—the Cyclones are feeling optimistic about the season.

Moraine Valley finished sixth out of 13 colleges, but head coach Bob Freudenthal knows his team can play better. “With some fine tuning and cleaning up problems, we’re contenders. After seeing our competition, we can be competitive in conference and in our region,” he said. “Once we get everyone on track and improve our scores, we’ll be in the mix.”

Leading the way was freshman Matt Contey with a 79. He was followed closely by John Orowick (81), Dave Karwoski (82), and Joe Knight (82) and Jeff Cizek (87).

The Cyclones look forward to their first conference match on Sept. 3 in Northbrook.

August 22, 2014

Cyclones aim for improved play on the links in 2014

The Cyclones are cautiously optimistic in the new season, looking to some new big hitters to add to the returning talent.

Last season Moraine Valley finished in second place in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference with three golfers named to the All-Conference team, including returner Joe Knight (Sandburg), who’s best game was a 74. He’s playing better than last season and is expected to be a big contributor this year. His fellow returning sophomores include Jeff Cizek (Sandburg), John Randolph (Sandburg), Zac Traina (Lockport), and John Yerkes (Marist). Yerkes shot a 78 at the region tournament last season, his lowest score, and along with Cizek have that regional experience to bring to their team.

The new crop is looking good, starting with Lincoln-Way East grad Matt Contey. He was an All-Conference player and state qualifier in high school. Another top player from Lincoln-Way North is John Orowick, a solid golfer with a steady swing. David Karwoski had success at his alma mater, Oak Forest, and looks to carry it over to college. Scott Borden (Oak Forest) had a good run in high school and has golf in the blood. His father golfed at Moraine Valley 30 years ago. John Nagle (Lockport) rounds out the brood as a walk-on.

From the daily practices, head coach Bob Freudenthal sees the potential of more accomplishments in 2014. It’s still too early to tell how well the team will match up, but he is aiming for a conference championship and a trip to nationals.