Gorlok Golfers 6-Time SLIAC Champs, Belsky ‘Coach of the Year’

| April 24, 2014

Webster University golf team captured the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship title for the third time in four year, and sixth time overall.

Riding second and third round scores of 294 and 284, the Webster University golf team won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Championship with an 877 total. The Gorloks will advance to the NCAA III Championships for the third time in four years.  The win gave Webster a SLIAC conference record sixth tournament title.

Head golf coach Andrew Belsky was named 2014 SLIAC Coach of the Year award.

Webster opened the tournament, held at Forest Park Golf Course in St. Louis April 22-23, with a first round score of 299 and lowered their score in each of the next two rounds, shaving 10, then 15 strokes in round three. The 284 round three score was the Gorloks lowest in the SLIAC tournament, three strokes lower than the 287 score recorded in 2011. Webster had three golfers finish in the top ten, led by sophomore Tyler Thorman at 215. Thorman finished second in the field and was just four strokes over par for the 54-hole tournament. His round three score of 69 was one of just four rounds under par for the field for the whole tournament.

Sophomore Brodie Dakin was second for Webster with a 219, finishing fifth. He and Thorman earned All-Conference First Team honors. Freshman Jon Hughes finished with a 223 and earned SLIAC 2014 Co-Newcomer of the Year, All-Conference Second Team and All-Sportsmanship Award honors. Webster came through in the clutch as four of the five team members shot their tournament best rounds in the third.

Webster head coach Andrew Belsky received the 2014 SLIAC Coach of the Year award, the fifth time he has received the honor.  The Gorloks next stop is the NCAA III Championships at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.

Individual SLIAC Awards

SLIAC Co-Newcomer of the Year

Jon Hughes

SLIAC Coach of the Year

Andrew Belsky

SLIAC All-Conference First Team           

Tyler Thorman

Brodie Dakin

SLIAC All-Conference Second Team 

Jon Hughes

All-Sportsmanship Award

Jon Hughes

Full team results of the tournament can be found here. Full individual results can be found here.

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  1. Teresa Belsky says:

    Congratulations, son, to you and the team! You knew they had the potential and believed in them. We are so proud of all of you!

  2. Beth Stroble says:

    Congratulations, Gorlok Golfers and Coach Belsky! What a season you have had and best wishes as you advance in competition.