Men’s Golf Set To Begin Play at NCAA Championships on Tuesday

Posted on May 10th, 2011 by

The Gustavus men’s golf team begins play in the NCAA Championships on Tuesday, May 10 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The 72-hole tournament runs through Friday.  The Gusties, who received an at-large bid to the championship, will be making their 18th appearance in the national meet, but the first since 2008.

The Gusties made a strong statement to the NCAA Championships committee for an at-large berth by winning the Saint John’s Invitational in their final appearance of the regular season and knocking off the #2 Johnnies for the second time this year.  Gustavus, which is comprised of three freshmen and two sophomores, has put together an impressive spring campaign winning a dual with St. Thomas, and finishing first at the 16-team Johnnie Invite and second at the 16-team Bobby Krig Invite.  Coach Scott Moe’s squad is currently rated #14 in the most recent GCAA Coaches poll and #6 in the GolfStat.com head-to-head Division III statistics.  The team also ranks #1 in Division III in freshmen scoring with the trio of Simon Erlandsson (Mjolby, Sweden), Tyler McMorrow (St. Cloud, Minn./Cathedral) and Andrew Oakes (Hermantown, Minn.) combining for an average of 75.74 this season. Rounding out the squad is a pair of super sophomores in Alex Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.) and Trevor Gervais (Fergus Falls, Minn.)  Kolquist enters the tournament with a spring season stroke average of 73.75, while Gervais has posted an average of 74.13.

You can follow the tournament hole by hole through live stats provided by Golfstat.

2011 SJU Invitational Champions

 

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