Cyclones golfers settle for second
First place was within reach, but second place is what Moraine Valley College golfers had to settle for last Monday.
By winding up sixth in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference meet on Elgin College’s home course, the Cyclones finished as conference runner-up for the season overall. While several near misses in earlier tournaments ultimately proved costly to Moraine’s quest for ISCC supremacy, coach Bob Freudenthal had no complaints.
“Second place isn’t chopped liver — it was a respectable conference season for us,” he said. “We came in first a few times, played well and were good enough to win, but just didn’t get it done.
“It’s been a crazy year, just topsy-turvy. We’d miss a placement by one shot, then come back the next week. Golf is a streaky game — you’re on top one day and at the bottom the next.”
On a perfect day weather-wise, Sandburg grad Jeff Cizek’s season-low 78 led the Cyclones and put him two shots ahead of Jack Misheck. Joe Knight carded an 81 and Shepard alumnus Pat Neylon completed Moraine’s scoring with his round of 90.
Knight, Misheck and Neylon all garnered all-conference recognition for their season-long work. Knight’s per-round average of 78 ranked fifth among ISCC golfers, while Misheck and Neylon were eighth and 10th with respective averages of 78.5 and 79.
While the conference portion of their schedule has been completed, the Cyclones’ season continues with appearances in a few more invitationals and then the Region IV Tournament.