Koth, Ladd, and Wagner Earn MVC Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete Honors

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020

University of Evansville golfers Dallas Koth, Matthew Ladd and Spencer Wagner earned spots on the 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete First Team.  The Purple Aces had three of the ten student-athletes named to the first team.

"I am so proud of those three for receiving the honor," UE head golf coach Jim Hamilton said.  "Having three of the ten players on the First Team is something that is a first for our program.  It is a credit to those guys and our entire team for their hard work in the classroom and on the course."

Matthew Ladd finished up his senior season with the Purple Aces and will leave with a career stroke average of 75.88, ninth in school history.  His senior season saw him shoot the lowest round of the year (66) while recording a 73.18 average.  Ladd is a Criminal Justice major with a 3.54 GPA.

The sophomore, Koth is a Sports Communications major with a 3.65 GPA, while junior Wagner is majoring in Management with a 3.50 GPA.

Koth, posted results in all seven events this year for the Purple Aces, earning a 73.13 stroke average in the fall with a season low 69 round at the EKU Raising Canes Invitational. Koth highlighted the spring with a second-place finish at the ASU Spring Kickoff at 5-under par 211, while posting a 72.2 stroke averaged in the two spring meets.

Wagner, also competed in all seven tournaments for the Purple Aces, posting an 73.87 stroke average in the fall, including a fall season low of 68 in the final round of the APSU Intercollegiate. Posted a 74.8 average in the two meets during the spring, including a seventh-place finish at 8-over par at the Benbow Invitational.

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