Men’s Golf Finishes Sixth At Augsburg Invite Behind Captain’s Individual Championship

Posted on September 6th, 2015 by

Chris Captain earned individual medalist honors at the Augsburg Invitational this weekend.

HAM LAKE, Minn. – Gustavus Adolphus sophomore men’s golfer Chris Captain (Rochester, Minn.) doesn’t seem to be taking the success he found last year for granted. After a 2014-15 season in which he earned the MIAC Individual Championship, Captain seems to have picked up where he left off, earning individual medalist honors at the Augsburg Invitational at Majestic Oaks Golf Course in which the Gusties competed in Saturday and Sunday.

“I try to put in as much work during the offseason as I can,” said Captain. “Some of the guys on the team say I should move my bed out to the Drenttel Golf Facility. They might be right, but it’s tough not to use…we’re so fortunate to have a facility like that at a Division III school, so I try to take advantage of it.”

Captain shot 70 (-4) on both Saturday and Sunday to total a 140 and lead Gustavus, which finished in sixth place in the team standings. Dillon John of Bethel and Collin Seal of Saint John’s tied for second place with a 142 (-2).

“Congratulations to Chris on an outstanding win,” said Coach Scott Moe. “He showed up ready to battle and his score could have been even lower. He hasn’t missed a beat and I’m proud of how hard he’s worked.”

Andrew Krasaway (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.) (T-32nd), Sam Peterson (Sr., Benson, Minn.) (T-32nd), Matt Spier (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) (T-46th), and Max Savini (Fy., Anoka, Minn.) (T-54th) rounded out the Gusties’ scoring with scores of 151, 151, 153, and 154, respectively.

“I was very pleased with our consistent play on Saturday,” said Moe. “Our ball striking was very sharp. Unfortunately, today was a different story…we had too many loose shots. The fields are going to be very strong every week and sloppy play will cost us.”

Alec Aunan (So., Rock Island, Ill.) led the Gustavus Black team and was second overall for Gustavus, shooting a 144 (E), good for eighth place. Blake Heiman (So., River Falls, Wis.) also cracked the top-15 with a 149 (+5).

“Alec also had a nice tournament,” said Moe. “I was pleased with his consistent play throughout and hope he can maintain that consistency going forward.”

Gustavus will be back in action next Sunday when it will compete in the Eau Claire Invitational which will run through Monday.

Augsburg Invite Results



  1. Doug & Toby Moe says:

    You can do it Gusties’!! You are the best!

  2. Kevin Amundson says:

    Good job Gusties. Way to go Chris. Kevin A class of 71