Men’s Golf Takes Third Of 16 At Transylvania Fall Invite

Posted on September 4th, 2016 by

Chris Captain (far right) took fifth place at the Transylvania Fall Invite


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Going up against a competitive field at the Transylvania Fall Invite, the Gustavus men’s golf team finished in third place out of 16 teams with a three-round score of 305-292-294-891 (+27). Greensboro won the event with an 868, while Wittenberg took second with an 877.

“Although it wasn’t the best ball-striking day, the guys found a way to score when they had some opportunities,” Assistant Coach Randy Stuckey said. “We had some good success finishing our round today. After our first round yesterday it was nice to see two good rounds. This team has so much potential and it will be nice when they all put it together. I know we haven’t seen our best golf yet.”

Chris Captain (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) tied for fifth place after shooting a 75-75-69-219 (+3). Captain’s third round score of 69 was his career best. In his first collegiate tournament, Sam Majka (Sr., Wayzata, Minn.) tied for 19th with progressively better scores of 77-74-73-224. Alec Aunan (Jr., Rock Island, Ill.) (79-72-75) and Ben Hauge (Fy., Ramsey, Minn.) (75-74-77) both shot totals of 226, while Max Savini (So., Ramsey, Minn.) posted a 78-72-80-230.

“I was really pleased with the play of Ben Hauge and Sam Majka for playing well in their first collegiate tournament,” Stuckey said. “It was fun to see the round of 69 from Chris Captain. He threw in some darts and made some great putts. It was also great to compete with and beat some nationally ranked teams. This weekend’s performance shows the potential we have moving forward.”

Gustavus returns to the links next Sunday at the UW-Eau Claire Invitational.


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