‘Men’s Golf’ Category
Seventeen years ago, a young man walked on to the Gustavus golf team as a freshman not knowing what was in store for his future. It quickly turned into a future of success as Neil Johnson enjoyed his Gustie career as a four-time All-American and member of the 2004 national championship team. His triumphs on the links during his time at Gustavus eventually led to a professional golfing career and now culminates with his first appearance on the PGA Tour as Johnson is competing at the Puerto Rico Open against the world’s best golfers.
2016 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here’s a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year.
The Gustavus men's golf team wrapped up its fall season Monday with a second place finish at the MIAC Championships, carding a 297-302-298 (897) at Bunker Hills Golf Club. Saint John's won the league championships with a 298-284-297 (879), while Bethel took third with a 302-303-300 (905).
The Gustavus men’s golf team dropped into second place at the MIAC Championships Sunday, not because of a poor score but because Saint John’s posted a low round of 284. After two rounds the Johnnies sit in first place with 582, while the Gusties are in second with a 599 (302 in round two). Bethel is in third place with a 605.
The Gustavus men’s golf team teed off at the MIAC Championships Saturday at Bunker Hills Golf Club and sits in first place after the first round. The Gusties carded a 297, which is one stroke ahead of Saint John’s and two strokes ahead of St. Thomas.
The Gustavus men's and women’s golf teams are traveling to Coon Rapids, Minn. this weekend to compete in the 2016 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships held Saturday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 10 at Bunker Hills Golf Course.
Catch up on each Gustie Spotlight this season by listening to the interviews on the Gustavus Game Central link.
The Gustavus men's golf team moved into the top-25 in the latest Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll, released today. The Black and Gold sit at No. 25 with 85 points.
The Gustavus men’s golf team wrapped up the Twin Cities Classic on a blustery Monday at the Le Sueur Country Club, finishing in second place of 16 teams. The Gusties posted a 313 in the final round for a total of 890 (+34), seven strokes behind the winner Saint John’s. The University of Manitoba took third place, four strokes behind Gustavus.
Through two rounds at the Twin Cities Classic, the Gustavus men’s golf team remains in first place after shooting a 294 in the second round - which was played at the Elk River Golf Course - for a total of 577 (+6), which is three strokes ahead of Saint John’s and five ahead of the University of Manitoba.