Ramsey, Minn. – After a season-best round of 289 (+1) in the first round of the Twin Cities Classic on Saturday, the Gustavus men’s golf team came away with another strong showing in the second round of play on Sunday. The Gusties matched their first round total of 289 (+1) at the Links at North Fork, good enough to place them atop the leaderboard after two rounds of play. Tomorrow’s final round will be played at the Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minn.
“Another good day today,” said head coach Scott Moe. “We had four solid scores, which was exactly what we were looking for.”
The Gustie men were led by Andrew Oakes (Jr., Hermantown, Minn.) on day two of competition. After shooting an opening round 75 (+3) on Saturday, the junior put together his first round under-par this season with a 71 (-1) in Sunday’s second round. With a two-round total of 146 (+2), Oakes sits tied for 12th in the tournament heading in to Monday’s final round.
Joining Oakes with solid scores on the afternoon were Tyler McMorrow (Jr., St. Cloud, Minn.) and Coby Rowley (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.). McMorrow combined his even-par 72 on Sunday with a two-under-par 70 on Saturday to total a two-under 142 for the tournament. The junior is currently tied for the lead with Nebraska Weslyan’s Drew Taylor with 18 holes to play. Rowley matched McMorrow with an even-par 72 on the day, and ranks tied for seventh after shooting a one-over-par 73 on Saturday for a combined one-over-par 145 for the tournament.
Seniors Alex Kolquist (Hermantown, Minn.) and Trevor Gervais (Fergus Falls, Minn.) also recorded impressive scores in round two. Kolquist mounted a two-over-par 74 on Sunday. Combined with a one-under-par 71 on Saturday, Kolquist ranks tied for seventh with a one-over-par 145 for the tournament. Gervais put together an even-par 72 for the afternoon and represents the Gustavus Black team in the top ten, as he shot a one-over par 73 on Saturday to give him a one-over par 145 for the tournament and also is in a tie for seventh through the first two rounds.
“We put ourselves in a good position heading in to tomorrow,” stated Moe. “We need another solid day tomorrow, because this is a great field.”
Monday’s final round will be played at Wayzata Country Club in Wayzata, Minn.