May 10, 2011
UNI Men and Women Wrap Up Spring Season
The Panthers Golf season came to a close on April 26 when the men placed ninth at the MVC Championship. The women finished their season on April 23 where they tied for seventh at the MVC Championship.
On the women’s side there were many key players who led the team. Brittany Atterbury, Blair Bonner, and Abby Bermel all had season stroke averages below 80 for the 2010-11 season. Brittany Atterbury played 29 rounds and had a stroke average of 78.79. She had 18 rounds in the 70’s and scored her season-low round of 72 in the second round of the Illinois Invitational. Atterbury was also named as an honorable mention to the MVC golf scholar-athlete team. Blair Bonner played 29 rounds and had a stroke average of 78.66. She had 17 rounds in the 70’s and scored her season-low round of 72 in the second round of the Illinois Invitational. Bonner received first medalist at the Southern Utah Triangular on March 17. Bermel played 23 rounds with a stroke average of 75.35. She had played one round in the 70’s and scored her season-low round of 79 in the first round of the Illinois State Invitational. Bermel was also named as an honorable mention to the MVC golf scholar-team.
“It was a disappointing way to finish the season, but there was a very good showing by Brittany Atterbury, and I was impressed with Sarah Boss and Abby Bermel’s play,” head coach John Bermel said. “I was impressed by the play Sarah Boss and Jocilyn Onnen had this year and that they are good additions to the team.”
On the men’s side there were many great leaders on the team, but two freshmen, Kyle Beversdorf and Michael Wetrich, ranked in the top 25 in the country. “This ranking was far past what I thought I would see this year but I am looking forward to what may come out of these two the next three years,” Bermel remarked.
Freshman Kyle Beversdorf was the top player for the men this year. Beversdorf played 30 rounds with a stroke average of 74.67. He played 27 rounds in the 70’s and he scored his season-low round of 70 in the second round at the Oral Roberts Shootout. Michael Wetrich, freshman, also did very well this year. He played 30 rounds with a stroke average of 76.16. He had 23 rounds in the 70’s, one round in the 60’s and scored his season low round of 69 in the first round at the Jackrabbit Invitational. Yarri Bryn played 24 rounds with a stroke average of 76.16 and he had 17 rounds in the 70’s and two rounds in the 60’s. He scored his season low round of 68 in the second round at the Desert Shootout. Senior, Mason Linn played 30 rounds with a stroke average of 76.73. He had 23 round in the 70’s, one round in the 60’s and scored his season low round of 68 in the first round of the Desert Shootout.
“It was a very tough way for the year to end because everything that could go wrong went wrong before the tournament started and after the first round,” Bermel said. “The men did finish the third round with a lot of heart and passion for the season.” Individuals on the men’s and women’s teams will be competing in tournaments in their own states this summer to keep their game up. “The way both teams finished will make them work harder for next year, we will be better for this and next fall can’t come soon enough,” Bermel said.