Men’s Golf Drops To Fifth After Day Two Of Twin Cities Classic

Posted on September 28th, 2014 by

For the second straight day, Andrew Brandt turned in the team's top score and now sits in sixth place overall.

For the second straight day, Andrew Brandt turned in the team’s top score and now sits in sixth place overall.

Ramsey, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team dropped three spots into a fifth place standing after day two of the Twin Cities Classic held Sunday at the Links at Northfork. After posting a 294 in the opening round, Gustavus recorded a 308 in the second round to total a 602 (+26).

Leading the way after 36 holes is Illinois Wesleyan with a 293-292—585 (+9). St. Thomas sits in second with a 294-299–592 (+17), and Manitoba is in third with a 304-290–594 (+18).

“To finish towards the top of this field we will need to put together 18 strong holes tomorrow ” said Head Coach Scott Moe. “Dellwood Hills is a great golf course that presents a lot of challenges. If we stay within ourselves and trust our talents, we will be just fine and will put up a solid number.”

Andrew Brandt (Jr., Medina, Minn.) led the Gusties at the Links at Northfork, recording a two-over 74. Combined with a 71 (-1) on day one, Brandt heads into the final round in sixth place with a 145 (+1).

Andrew Krasaway (Jr., Hermantown, Minn.) turned in the team’s next best score with a 77 (+5) and is now in 59th place with a 157 (+13).

Rounding out the Black and Gold’s top five was Matt Spier (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) with a 78 (+6), Chris Captain (Fr., Rochester, Minn.) with a 79 (+7), and Matt Rastetter (Fr., Maple Grove, Minn.) with an 80 (+8). Overall, Captain ranks 26th with a 151 (+7), Spier ranks 43rd with a 154 (+10), and Rastetter sits in 48th with a 155 (+11).

At the top of the leaderboard sits Spencer Groessl of Illinois Wesleyan, Michael Klampe of St. Thomas, and Scott Mazur of Manitoba. All three have carded identical scores of 72-71–143 (-1).

“I’m excited that this is a three-day event because it allows you to come back on the final day and put up a good number and move up the ladder,” Moe said about tomorrow’s round. “Brandt played well today, but as a team, we left a bunch of shots on the course. I expect us to be much sharper tomorrow, and the guys are ready to accept that

The final round of the 2014 Twin Cities Classic will take place tomorrow at the Dellwood Country Club in Dellwood, Minnesota.

Day Two Results

 

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