Kiela, Steen Pace Phoenix at League Championships
ORLANDO, Fla. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – Green Bay men’s golf senior Gene Kiela III (Plymouth, Wis.) made a final-round charge, while Avery Steen (Luck, Wis.), remained consistent for the women’s golf team as the Phoenix concluded play in the Horizon League Championships on Sunday.
Kiela shot a one-under par 71 in the final round to launch himself into the top 10, finishing in 10th place. The Green Bay senior shot an even-par 72 in the second round on Saturday and sat in a tie for 14th place entering the final day of competition. Kiela finishes his Green Bay career having finished in the top 10 in every tournament his senior year, and in the top five in every competition leading up to the Horizon League Championship.
Green Bay’s Joe Du Chateau (Fond du Lac, Wis.), made a run of his own in the final two rounds. Du Chateau shot an opening-round 82, then bounced back to fire back-to-back rounds of 73 to climb up the leaderboard and finish in a tie for 15th place. Green Bay finished in eighth place as a team.
Steen entered the final round in a tie for 24th place, and stayed put on the leaderboard after shooting a final-round 83. Senior Sammi Grunder (Pardeeville, Wis.), concluded her Phoenix career by finishing 27th. Fellow senior Steph Laude (Slinger, Wis.), wrapped up her Green Bay campaign with a finish tied for 30th place. The women’s golf team also placed eighth.
Green Bay men’s golf at Horizon League Championships
10. Gene Kiela III – 81, 72, 71
T15. Joe Du Chateau – 82, 73, 73
T35. Jimmy Albright – 80, 81, 83
39. Derek Fiestadt – 85, 86, 85
40. Ryan Reinke – 77, DQ, 76
Green Bay women’s golf at Horizon League Championships
T24. Avery Steen – 85, 81, 83
27. Sammi Grunder – 84, 80, 86
T30. Steph Laude – 88, 80, 86
39. Emily Grunder – 96, 85, 89
40. Lexi Wilson – 88, 91, 93
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