Decorah’s Andrew Peter was the IIAC men’s golfer of the year and IIAC champion. (Photo submitted)
Decorah’s Andrew Peter was the IIAC men’s golfer of the year and IIAC champion. (Photo submitted)

Decorah native and Luther College men's golf team member Andrew Peter was named the IIAC Men's Golfer of the Year after capturing the IIAC medalist honors at the two-weekend tournament.

Peter, who entered the final round with a one-stroke lead, birdied two holes on each nine for matching 34s and a bogey-free four-under 68. Peter finished with a 72-hole total of 293 to capture the medal. He finished three strokes over Central's Justin Livingston (296). Peter is the first Norse IIAC Men's Golf MVP since Scott Theriault in 2000.

Central College fired a final-round 298 Saturday at Finkbine Golf Course to complete a wire-to-wire title run at the 2013 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) Men's Golf Championships. The title is the 31st in program history for the Dutch.

Luther, with two golfers in the top eight, took second at 1243. Wartburg and Dubuque also placed two players in the top 10 with the Knights edging the Spartans, 1253-1256, for third place. Simpson (1265), Buena Vista (1288), Loras (1312) and Coe (1319) rounded out the team totals.

Tobias Kohl became only the fourth player in Norse history to earn all-conference honors three times. Kohl finished in a three-way tie for sixth at 306.

Matt Axelrod and Ben Kerns tied for 22nd, posting a 325, while Joel Bruns finished 29th with a 329.

Iowa Conference Men's Golf Coach of the Year honors were shared by Central's Chad Green and Simpson's Jason Marvelli. Green led the Dutch to their fifth consecutive title and sixth in seven years. Marvelli is the first Simpson men's golf coach to be named IIAC Coach of the Year.

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