Men’s Golf Adds Multiple Postseason Honors

Posted on May 15th, 2019 by

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus men’s golf team recently completed their 2018-19 campaign and Wednesday received a handful of accolades as the Division III PING All-Region Team, the Division III All-Freshmen Team, and the Division III Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars were announced.

Recently coming off MIAC Player of the Year Honors, Jacob Pedersen (Fy., Minnetonka, Minn.) continued garnering awards for his rookie year by being named to the Division III PING Central All-Region Team as well as being one of six members of the All-Freshman Team as he represents the Central Region. This season, he posted a scoring average of 73.6. The first-year had nine rounds below par, with four top ten finishes and two top five finishes. Pedersen left his mark in the fall at the MIAC Championships, posting three rounds below par (70 – 69 – 71 – 210) to shoot -6 and win medalist honors at the event. Pedersen won MIAC Player of the Week accolades on Oct. 9, 2018, for his performance at the MIAC Championships.

Joining Pedersen on the Central All-Region team was Ben Hauge (Jr., Ramsey, Minn.) who earns his first All-Region honors. The junior posted a scoring average of 74.1 this season. Hauge found himself near the top of the leaderboard often, finishing in the top five a team-high five times. His best finish came in the Bobby Krig Invite when he posted a 147 (+5) in two rounds to tie for second place. Hauge recently won MIAC Player of the Week honors on May 7. Hauge also claimed accolades as a member of the Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholars team. Hauge is an exercise Physiology Major with a 3.46 GPA.

 Thomas Carlson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) joins Hauge on the All-America Scholars team. Carlson competed in 21 rounds for the Gusties this season, shooting an average of 78.9. Carlson is a Public Accounting major who holds a GPA of 3.55.

To be eligible for Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar status an individual must be a junior or senior academically and compete in at least two full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of his team’s competitive rounds or compete in the NCAA Championships, have a stroke average under 79.0 in Division III and maintain a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2. A recipient must also be of high moral character and be in good standing at his college or university.


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