Men’s Golf Ties For Third At MIAC Championships

Posted on October 5th, 2015 by

COON RAPIDS, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s team came close, but ended up falling just short of catching Augsburg College in its quest for gold at the MIAC Championships that were held at Bunker Hill Golf Course. The Gusties scored a 296 (+8) in Monday’s final round to gain nine strokes on the Auggies and finish with a 901, but fell six shots shy of Augsburg’s score of 895 to finish tied for third with Bethel University.

First-year Max Savini (Anoka, Minn.) continued to pace the Gusties on day three, as he tied for third by accumulating his best score of the three-day event on Monday with a 71 to total 220, just four shy of individual medalist Pete Sienko of the University of St. Thomas. Andrew Krasaway (Sr., Hermantown, Minn.) was next for the Gusties, as he shot a 75 in the final round to give himself a total of 225, good for 10th place. Because they finished in the top-10, both Savini and Krasaway were named to the All-Championship team, and will be automatically eligible for All-Conference honors in the spring.

“This was a very talented and deep player pool,” said Coach Scott Moe. “To have two players named to the All-Conference team is really good. Krash [Andrew Krasaway] had a fantastic tournament for us. There were times when he hit some crooked shots, but he was able to hit very good recovery shots and managed to keep his numbers small, so overall, a great tournament for him. Max also played really well all weekend. I was very pleased with his overall performance and effort. Even though he’s only a first-year, he played like a veteran out there this weekend.”

Chris Captain (So., Rochester, Minn.) was next for Gustavus, as he shot a 75 for the second day in a row to give himself a total of 227 and a 13th place finish. Alec Aunan (So., Rock Island, Ill.) proved to be the model of consistency, as he followed with his third straight 77 to tally a 231 and tie for 21st. Matt Spier (Sr., Prior Lake, Minn.) rounded out the Gustie lineup by jumping four spots to finish in 28th place after posting his best score of the tournament on Monday, a 75, to total 234.

“Our team got off to a good start again like we wanted to, but we hit a snags on holes seven and eight,” said Moe. “We were still in it for awhile, but just couldn’t get anything to fall. However, we had a great overall effort this weekend and I’m really looking forward to continue working with these guys in the spring.”

Complete Results

From the MIAC
The top-10 finishers were named to the MIAC All-Championship Team, and each will receive All-Conference honors (along with five at-large selections) when the MIAC Golf Awards are announced in the spring. The All-Championship team and team champions were honored at an awards ceremony.

Fans can re-live all the action from an outstanding three days of golf on the MIAC Golf Championships web site, which includes complete results, recaps and photo galleries (with all photos available for purchase online).

 

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