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Cobra sophomore David Keenan fired a one-under par 71 on Friday and finished at -8 for the week, good enough to win the individual title at the NJCAA D-2 National Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Alabama. Keenan won by a convincing 5 strokes over a group of four players who all finished tied at -3. The Salt Fork graduate led for the first 36 holes of the tournament but found himself trailing by a stroke after Thursday's round. Keenan's 71 on Friday was one on only seven scores under par on the cool, breezy day which saw 3rd round leader Steven Souchek struggle to an 81, just a day after firing a 66 to take the lead. Keenan's medalist title is the first for Parkland in golf and earns him All-American honors. It is the Cobras highest finish since Michael Davan earned All-American honors in 2009 with a 9th place finish. Cobra teammate Lyle Burns concluded a solid week of golf with a 75 on Friday to put him in a tie for 52nd place out of 122 golfers who were entered in the finals. Fellow Region 24 entries Jake Schneider (ICC) 11th, Steve Souchek (Logan) 12th and Rend Lake's Dayton Jones (19th), all finished in the top 20.
"Winning the individual title exceeds my wildest expectations," said Keenan. "I played well this year but for some reason struggled in the opening rounds of several tournaments. I knew after the 66 on Tuesday and the 70 on Wednesday that I had put myself in a position to win the title. I want to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for their support, it's an amazing feeling to be Parkland's first National Champion in golf."
5.24.2013 Mike Lindemann New Women's Basketball Coach
The Parkland College Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Mike Lindemann has been named the new Women's Basketball Coach. Lindemann served as an assistant coach to former head coach Karrie Redeker before her departure for Illinois Central College in April. Prior to coming to Parkland, Lindemann was the head coach at Champaign Central High school for 6 years where he compiled a record of (90-57). He also was the varsity boys coach at University High School for 3 years and coached AAU basketball for four years. Mike is currently the Co-Owner of Body 'n Soul Sports and is the Co-Director of the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, He and his wife Liz have 3 daughters, Laura, Allie, and Rachel.
Lindemann has also selected his two assistants. Former Monticello and Salt Fork Head Coach David Ellars will serve as the Associate Head Coach. Ellars will handle many of the administrative duties and will coordinate summer camps as well as the jun...ior and senior high school summer leagues hosted at Parkland. Current assistant Bill Dobrik will also remain on the staff after serving as an assistant the previous two seasons. Dobrik will be the Cobra Recruiting Coordinator as well as assisting with practices and scouting.
"I am extremely pleased to have Mike as the new Head Coach of the Cobras", said Cobra Athletic Director Rod Lovett. "He has incredible knowledge of the game, is highly respected by his players and peers, and will do an excellent job developing players at Parkland. We pinpointed Mike early on as a potential replacement, but with his busy schedule at Body 'n Sole and with his responsibilities with the Illinois Marathon, it was important for us to get a staff in place to assist him with the job. Retaining Coach Dobrik and adding Coach Ellars was essential in making this work. Losing Karrie was a momentary setback, but I feel getting Mike to replace her will allow us to continue the success the Cobra Women's Basketball program has achieved for the past several years."
Parkland College golfer David Keenan carded a third round 73 today, keeping him right in the thick of things for the top spot on the leader board at the NJCAA D-2 National Championships at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Alabama.
John A Logan's Steve Souchek fired the low round of the day of 66 and now leads the event with a total of 208 just one stroke ahead of Keenan who finished at 209. Two golfers, from team leading South Mountain, are just a stroke back at 210, and Gabe Schiller of Mott is in 5th at 211. Souchek's 66 marked the third consecutive round that a golfer from Region 24 had the lowest score. ICC's Jake Schneider shot a 67 on Wednesday after Keenan posted the lowest score on Tuesday firing a 66. Fellow Cobra golfer Lyle Burns had an outstanding day of his own as he shot a 1-under par 71 to give him a 54-hole total of 228 and is in a tie for 61st place out of 122 golfers in the field.
South Mountain, who has four of the top 8 scores going into the final day, is running away with the team competition as they have a three-day total of 846, 23 strokes better than 2nd place Walters State (869) and 27 strokes lower than 3rd place John A Logan (873).
Sophomore David Keenan fired a second round 70 on Wednesday, good enough to remain atop the leader board after day two of the NJCAA D-2 Golf National Tournament in Scottsboro, Alabama. Keenan birdied holes 1, 15, and 17 while bogeying only one hold to finish at -2 for the day and now stands at -8 after the first 36 holes. Keenan (66-70 136) leads by three strokes over Brandon Hoelzer of Owens CC (70-69) and by four strokes over Jake Argento and Will Twitty of South Mountain CC. Twenty golfers are either under par or even par after the first two rounds. Fellow Parkland golfer Lyle Burns improved by 3 strokes from his opening round, carding a 77 on Wednesday.
Burns will tee off at 9:42 am with golfers from Jackson CC and Allen CC while Keenan will be in the last group of the day and will go off at 1:00 with Gabe Schiller of Mott CC and Jake Schiller of ICC. Schiller carded the lowest round on Wednesday at 67 and is currently tied with Schiller for 5th place, five strokes behind Keenan.
Parkland College sophomore David Keenan (Salt Fork) shot a career low 66 on Tuesday to grab the opening round lead after the first 18 holes of the NJCAA D-2 National Golf Tournament at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, Alabama. On an almost perfect day for golf with sunny skies, warm temperatures, and minimal winds, Keenan played an error free round with 12 pars and 6 birdies for his first round. Keenan leads a trio of players including Matt Schlueter of Black Hawk, Steve Souchek of John A Logan, and Jake Argento of South Mountain AZ. who fired 69's on the first day. Cobra teammate Lyle Burns got off to a slow start shooting a 44 for the first nine holes but played much better on the back 9 before getting a double-bogey at 18 to finish with a score of 80. Keenan will tee off at 11:48 am on Wednesday while Burns is scheduled for a 12:24 tee time.
South Mountain (284) leads Black Hawk (285) by just one stroke for the team lead with Mississippi Gulf Coast (291), John A Logan (294), Southeast CC NE (294) and Walters State Tn. (295) all within striking distance. The four-day event includes 18 holes each day wrapping up on Friday. There are 18 teams fighting for the title and a total of 122 golfers in the event. South Mountain is the defending champion.