St. Cloud, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team is in seventh place with a team score of 302 (+14) following the opening day of the Saint John’s University Spring Invitational held Saturday at the St. Cloud Country Club. Saint John’s, St. Cloud State University, and UW-Eau Claire all share the lead amongst an 18-team field with a score of 296 (+8).
Senior Andrew Oakes (Hermantown, Minn.) leads the Gusties after shooting a one-over-par 73 on day one. Oakes’ 73 places him in a three-way tie for ninth heading into tomorrow’s final rounds.
Tyler McMorrow (Sr., St. Cloud, Minn.) is within striking distance of the top ten, sitting in 16th after shooting a three-over 75. Billy Seeberg (Fr., Northfield, Minn.), who is playing on Gustavus’s second team, shot a 76 (+4) and sits in 27th.
At the top of the 97-player leaderboard is Casey Vangsness of Saint John’s who shot a four-under 68. Grady Meyer of the University of Minnesota ranks second with a two-under 70. There exists a four-way tie for third place between Brett Gaustad (Augsburg), Brady Hanson (UW-Eau Claire), Coy Papchek (Concordia), and Charlie West (St. Cloud State) who all shot one-under 71s.
The Saint John’s Invitational will come to a close tomorrow at the Monticello Country Club. Round two is scheduled to begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. Start time for the third and final round (weather permitting) is yet to be determined.