The Gustavus men’s golf team slipped one spot to fifth after the second day of competition at the 2011 MIAC Championships being held in Coon Rapids, Minn. on Oct. 1-3. The Gusties shot a 303 on the day, bringing their two-day total to 611 (+35).
Coby Rowley was the top Gustavus shooter of the afternoon, firing a 73 on the day and finishing in a tie for sixth place with a two-day total 150 (+6).
Andrew Oakes is also in the top-10, joining sixth other golfers in a tie for eighth place with a 151 (+7). Oakes shot a 74 on day two.
“Nice to see Coby and Andrew play well today, I think we will come out firing at all pins tomorrow,” said Head Coach Scott Moe. “We need to make a big move and we’re not going to leave anything in the bag. It will be a lot of fun.”
St. Thomas is the current leader with a two-day 595 (+19) after shooing a team-low 293 on the second day. St. Olaf dropped one spot to second with a 301-300-601 (+25), while Saint John’s moved in to third after turning in a 295 on the day for a 603 (+27).
Rounding out the Gustavus roster was Alex Kolquist in 20th at 76-78-154 (+10), Trevor Gervais in 24th at 78-78-156 (+12), and Tyler McMorrow in a 27th with a 79-78-157 (+13).
Brian Parkhurst of St. Thomas and Justin Volling of St. Olaf are currently in the lead after the second day, finishing at +3 with a two-day total of 147. Alex Kapraun of St. Thomas is in third at 148 (+4) after recording a 73 on day two.
The third and final day of the MIAC Championships will begin at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. The team and individual pairings are based on the results after 36 holes. Following Monday’s round, there will be a short awards ceremony to recognize both team champions, the individual medalists, and the All-MIAC (Top 10) selections for each gender. The men’s and women’s team champions will receive the MIAC’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Golf Championships.