Three Gusties Named MIAC Men’s Golf All-Conference, Hauge Freshman Of The Year

Posted on May 8th, 2017 by

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its men’s golf postseason awards Monday and three Gusties were recognized. Ben Hauge (Fy., Ramsey, Minn.) highlighted the awards as he was named MIAC Freshman-of-the-Year, while Chris Captain (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) and Alec Aunan (Jr., Rock Island, Ill.) join Hauge on the All-Conference Team.

Hauge becomes the third consecutive Gustie to be named Freshman of the Year as Max Savini (So., Ramsey, Minn.) earned the award last year and Captain the year prior. Hauge played in 22 rounds this season and averaged 75.3 strokes per round, which is seventh best in the MIAC. The Anoka product claimed one top-five finish and placed in the top-10 four times. His best performance of the season occurred at the Bobby Krig Invite as Hauge took fourth of 93 golfers firing a six-over-par 218 with a low round of 70. In the fall, Hauge earned a spot on the MIAC All-Championship Team by taking ninth of 50 golfers at the conference meet, carding a nine-over-par 225.

Captain makes his third straight appearance on the All-Conference Team after leading the Gusties as the No. 1 golfer this season. Captain played in 22 rounds and averaged 74.5 strokes per round, which ranks second in the league. The Rochester Century product finished in the top-five three times and in the top-10 four times. His best performance happened at the conference meet as Captain took third place, carding a six-over-par 222, while earning a spot on the All-Championship Team. Captain was also named to the All-MIAC Sportsmanship Team.

Aunan earns a spot on the All-Conference Team for the first time in his three seasons. Aunan played in 22 rounds and averaged 75.7 strokes per round, which ranks 12th in the league. The Rock Island product finished in the top-five twice and in the top-10 three times. His best performance of the year was at the Twin Cities Classic where Aunan took third place out of 90 golfers, carding a three-over-par 217. His first round score of 67 tied for third best in program history, two strokes behind the record of 65.

MIAC Release

 

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