The Missouri Valley Conference announced its 2020 All-Conference team for men’s golf today, and Southern Illinois sophomore Matthis Besard was one of five golfers named to the team.

A native of Belgium, Besard competed in eight tournaments during the virus-shortened season. He had two Top 25 finishes, including a 13th place finish in an elite field at Michigan’s Desert Mountain Intercollegiate. In 24 rounds he posted a 73.3 stroke average with a low round of 67. Six of his 24 rounds were par or better, with 22 of his 24 rounds at 75 or better. Besard was ranked No. 616 in the country by Golfweek.

Golfer of the Year:  David Perkins, Illinois State
Newcomer of the Year:  Caleb VanArragon, Valparaiso

All-Conference Team
Matthis Besard, Southern Illinois
Tim Lim, Drake
David Perkins, Illinois State
Nate Vance, Loyola
Caleb VanArragon, Valparaiso

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