Men’s Golf Finishes Eighth At Twin Cities Classic

Posted on September 29th, 2014 by

Matt Spier led Gustavus with a 75 (+3) on day three of the Twin Cities Classic.

Matt Spier led Gustavus with a 75 (+3) on day three of the Twin Cities Classic.

Dellwood, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s golf team struggled to find its groove on the final day of the 2014 Twin Cities Classic held Monday at the Dellwood Country Club. After dropping three spots into a fifth place standing after day two, the Gusties finished the tournament with a 315 to end up in eight place with a three-day team score of 917 (+53).

“Challenging golf course today. Some teams and individuals stepped up to the plate and played some solid golf,” said Head Coach Scott Moe. “We have things we need to work on this week to prepare for the MIAC Championships this weekend. Although we need to find five players who will be ready for the biggest stage of the fall, I’m excited to see who steps up to the challenge.”

The University of St. Thomas jumped ahead of Illinois Wesleyan University on the final day to take the Twin Cities Classic title with an 888 (+24) after posting a 295 this afternoon. Illinois Wesleyan finished second with an 889 (+25), and UW-Eau Claire catapulted itself six places into third with a team-total 904 (+40) after shooting a 296 in Dellwood.

Turning in Gustavus’s top score on Monday was Matt Spier (Jr., Prior Lake, Minn.) who shot a three-over 75. Spier finished in a tie for 30th with a three-day 229 (+1).

Andrew Brandt (Jr., Medina, Minn.) led the team over the weekend in 17th place with a 225 (+9). After shooting a 71 (-1) on day one and a 74 (+2) on day two, Brandt carded an 80 (+8) on day three. Chris Captain (Fr., Rochester, Minn.) was the only other Gustie to crack the top 50, totaling a 232 (+16) after an 81 (+9) on Monday.

Individual medalist honors went to Alex Kapraun of St. Thomas. Kapraun fired a three-under 69 at the Dellwood Country Club to take gold with a three-day 217 (+1). He edged out teammate Jack Riester who shot a 220 (+4), and Spencer Groessl of Illinois Wesleyan, Elliot Horst of Luther, and Collin Seal of Saint John’s who finished in a three-way tie for third with 221s (+5).

Coach Moe will spend the week looking for the five players who will represent Gustavus at the 2014 MIAC Championships being held Oct. 4-6 at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids. Tee times and more detailed information can be found via the link below.

Complete Twin Cities Classic Results

 

MIAC Championships Website

 

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