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Herb, Seinko are D-III award semifinalists

Herb, Seinko are D-III award semifinalists

MIAC news release

GCAA news release

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St. Thomas has two players -- senior Pete Sienko and sophomore Emmet Herb -- among 30 in Division III named as semifinalists for the Jack Nicklaus Award as Player of the Year. 

Five Division III finalists will be announced May 15.

St. Thomas had two of the three MIAC players mentioned (with SJU's Sam Olson), and is one of seven teams with two honorees.

The Tommie duo will lead their team at the May 15-18 NCAA Championships. St. Thomas is ranked No. 1 nationally in the GolfStat computer rankings and No. 3 in the most recent Bushnell D-III Coaches' poll.

 

Emmet Herb

The Middleton, Wis., native last six rounds this spring have been scores of 68, 74, 71, 68, 70 and 68. He leads all MIAC golfers in stroke average for 2017-18 with a 72.7 for 20 rounds. Herb has had 16 rounds of 73 or lower in his two college seasons. Last fall he tied for eight in a field of 90 players at the elite Golfweek Tournament, and also took 14th of 10 in the MIAC Championships.

 

Pete Sienko

The Spring Lake Park native has shot 72 or lower in 23 competitive rounds over his three-year UST career, including the two lowest round totals by a MIAC competitor this season (65, 67). Sienko shot a seven-under-par 65 with seven birdies and 11 pars last week to help the No. 4-ranked Tommies seize victory at the 36-hole Klinkner Invitational. The former MIAC Player of the Year previously earned All-America honors in 2016 after tying for 16th place at the NCAA Championships.