Halterman named GLVC Coach of the Year, Tritons have 2 earn All-GLVC honors

UMSL Men's Golf

University of Missouri–St. Louis head coach Troy Halterman has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Additionally, junior Colby Yates was selected to the All-GLVC team, joining sophomore Julien de Poyen, who earned All-GLVC honors for his top-five finish at the GLVC Championship.

Halterman earns GLVC Coach of the Year honors for the second time in his career, having also been voted in 2011. He directed UMSL to the program’s first-ever GLVC championship this year, defeating Lewis, 3-2, in the match play final after a 3-2 win over two-time defending champion Indianapolis in the semifinals.

Halterman’s Tritons have recorded eight top-five finishes this season and own a scoring average of 298.85, which ranks as the second best on the program’s single season charts. UMSL, ranked No. 21 in the latest Golfweek NCAA DII Coaches Poll, made its 10th NCAA Regional appearance, including its fourth in the last five years under Halterman. The team finished in third place in the regional, advancing to its third NCAA Division II Championships in five years. The tournament will be held May 18-22 at Rock Barn Golf & Spa in Conover, N.C.

At the time of the All-GLVC announcement, Yates, the 2014 GLVC Player of the Year, owned a team-best scoring average of 75.10 and had recorded three top-10 finishes, while de Poyen boasted a scoring average of 75.90. He had also recorded three top-10 finishes, including a third place showing at the GLVC Championships.

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