Pedersen Climbs Leaderboard on Moving Day at NCAA Championships

Posted on May 13th, 2021 by


WHEELING, W.V. – Gustavus men’s golfer Jacob Pederson (Jr., Minnetonka) shot an even par 71 on day three of the NCAA Division III Championships on Thursday, moving up 15 spots on the leaderboard from yesterday. Pedersen is six strokes off the lead and is currently tied for 11th out of 96 remaining golfers after yesterday’s cut. Marc Mitchell of Denison leads the field with a three-day total of 72-71-71-214 (+2).

“The goal today was to go out and make a move on the leaderboard,” said Pedersen. “First nine went really well and then didn’t get much going on the back. Gonna go in with the same mindset tomorrow and try to complete a round.”

Pedersen started the third round at Speidel Jones Course with a par on the 10th hole followed by a bogey on 11. He then found a rhythm with three birdies and four more pars, making the turn at two-under 33. Pedersen played a consistent second nine with seven pars and a couple bogies, finishing the day for a total of 74-75-71-220 (+8).

Pedersen tees off for the final round on Friday.


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