Greensboro, N.C. – It was tough sledding for the Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team on the final day of the Tournament Town Championship Preview held Monday on the East Course located at the Grandover Resort and Conference Center. The Gusties shot a 320 on the second day to finish in a tie for 16th place with a 36-hole total 626 (+50). Winning the tournament was Illinois Wesleyan University who turned in a 590 (+14) over the two day event. Guilford College and Wittenberg University rounded out the top squads in a tie for second with matching scores of 598 (+22).
The bright spot of the weekend was the play of senior Tyler McMorrow (St. Cloud, Minn.) who fired back-to-back 74s (+2) to finish in a three-way tie for tenth with a four-over-par 148.
Lee Bystrom (Sr., Buffalo, Minn.), who sat alongside McMorrow in 10th with a two-over 74 following the first day, shot an 84 (+12) on day two to finish 70th with a 158 (+14). Andrew Oakes (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.) was next in line in 73rd with a 159 (+15) after going 76 (+4) on day one and 83 (+11) on day two. Andrew Brandt (So., Medina, Minn.) recorded Gustavus’s next best second round score behind McMorrow’s with an 81 (+9). Brandt finished 75th after carding a 160 (+16), while Matt Jensen (Jr., Edina, Minn.) rounded out the team in 81st with a 163 (+19).
Individual medalist honors went to Onni Hurri of Averett University and Kenny Wienckowski of Illinois Wesleyan University who both finished with an even-par 144. Hurri shot a 74 (+2) on day one and a 70 (-2) on day two, and Wienckowski posted a pair of 72s (E). Methodist’s Dakun Chang rounded out the podium in third with a 77-68-145 (+1).
The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team will be in action next weekend when it hosts the Twin Cities Classic on Sept. 28-30. The Twin Cities Classic will be held at the Elk River Golf Club, the Links at Northfork, and Le Sueur Country Club on consecutive days. The three-day meet will be hosted by Gustavus and will serve as the Black and Gold’s final outing before the MIAC Championships on Oct. 5-7.