Men’s Golf Leads Field At Saint John’s Invite After Day One, Krasaway Ties School Record For Lowest Individual Round

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 by

Andrew Krasaway scored a seven-under 65 in Saturday's first round at the Saint John's Invite.

Andrew Krasaway scored a seven-under 65 in Saturday’s first round at the Saint John’s Invite.

First Round Results

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s golf team is in the lead after the first round of the Saint John’s University Spring Invite that was played at Territory Golf Course. The Gusties scored a four-under 284 in the first round and are four strokes ahead of second place Saint John’s. Senior Andrew Krasaway (Hermantown, Minn.) led Gustavus with a seven-under 65 on day one, which ties the Gustavus school record for the lowest individual round.

“I hit the ball well today, gave myself plenty of opportunities to make some birdies, and was able to convert a few of them,” said Krasaway. “I was also able to take advantage of the par 5’s, which is always key.”

“Krash had an awesome day,” added Coach Scott Moe. “He was fantastic and overall, our guys were very steady again. Our depth has become a huge part of our success. However, we have 36 more tomorrow at Monticello, but we’re excited for that course, as we’ve had success there in the past. Nothing will be handed to us though, and I expect a fun battle tomorrow – I know our guys will be ready to compete.”

Krasaway’s score of 65 puts him in a tie with Pete Anderson and Luke Benoit for the lowest individual round in Gustavus men’s golf history. Anderson scored a 65 (-7) at Lakeside Golf Course in Waseca, Minn. in 1992, while Benoit also scored a seven-under 65 at the 2004 NCAA Championships in Oak Valley, Calif.

The Gusties will attempt to maintain their lead in tomorrow’s second round that will be played at the Monticello Country Club.

Gustavus Scores (Par 72)
Andrew Krasaway – 65 (1st Place)
Andrew Brandt – 73 (T-16th Place)
Chris Captain – 73 (T-16th Place)
Max Savini – 73 (T-16th Place)
Alec Aunan – 74 (T-24th Place)

 

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