The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team turned in a fifth place performance after shooting a two-day total 611 (318-293) at the Saint John’s Fall Invitational held Saturday at the Greystone Golf Course in Sauk Centre, Minn. and Sunday at the Blackberry Ridge Golf Course in Sartell, Minn. Freshman Tyler McMorrow turned in the top Gustavus performance with a seventh place finish (4-way tie) after shooting a 36-hole 150 (81-69). Host Saint John’s won the tournament with a team score of 597 (300-297), while Gustavus Adolphus Black finished 17th with a team score of 649 (326-323).
UW-Eau Claire placed second with a 36-hole total 605 (299-306), while the University of Manitoba took third with a 609 (314-295).
Individually, Alex Kolquist also broke into the top 20, finishing in a three-way tie for 11th with a 76-75-151 (+7). Trevor Gervais finished 26th (82-73-155), Simon Erlandsson finished in 36th (79-77-156), and Andrew Oakes rounded out the squad with a 52nd place finish (83-76-159).
Saint John’s golfer Casey Vangsness won the tournament with a score of 73-71-144 (Even). Rounding out the top three was Carleton’s David Flynn and UW-Stout’s Andy Smith, whom tied for second place after firing a 74-71-145 and 71-74-145, respectively.
Leading the Gustavus Black team was Matt Jensen, who finished 19th after marking a 75-79-154.
The Gustavus men’s golf team will return to the links on Sept. 26-27 when it competes at the Frank Wrigglesworth Blugold Invitational held at the Eau Claire Country Club in Eau Claire, Wis.