Men’s Golf Misses Cut at NCAA Championships, Kolquist Wins Playoff To Continue Individually

Posted on May 12th, 2011 by

The Gustavus men’s golf team suffered an abrupt end to its 2011 season when it missed the cut on Wednesday afternoon at the NCAA Championships.  The Gusties fired a second round total of 302 for a 36-hole total of 601, which was one stroke back of a three-way tie for 14th place as the tournament field was cut to the low 15 team scores after 36 holes. Individually, Alex Kolquist became a part of a three-way playoff for the final individual spot to continue in the tournament.  Kolquist claimed the final position by winning a one-hole playoff with three others with a 15-foot, downhill birdie putt on the 18th hole.  Kolquist will continue to play in the tournament as an individual on Thursday and Friday.  He will tee-off at 8:20 am (EST) on Thursday morning.

Gustavus opened the day in 13th place and climbed as high as seventh place during the round, but the Gusties struggled a bit on the final nine holes of the day and narrowly missed qualifying for a playoff for the final two spots after posting a 36-hole total of 299-302–601.  Individual scores for Gustavus on the day included Alex Kolquist with a 73 (+1), Andrew Oakes with a 73 (+1), Trevor Gervais with a 77 (+5), Simon Erlandsson with a 79 (+7) and Tyler McMorrow with an 80 (+8).  The Gusties finished in 17th place out of the 40 teams in the tournament.

Kolquist, who is currently in a tie for 19th place, has posted a 36-hole total of 72-73–145 (+1).  He is 12 shots behind the tournament leader Chris Morris of Centre College who has compiled a total of 67-65–132.

It was announced at the tournament on Wednesday that Kolquist has been selected to the Golf Coaches of Association All-Midwest Region Team.

Tournament Results After 36 holes


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