Spartan Golf team finishes fourth at nationals

Final results of the NJCAA Div III National Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club (Par 72) in Chautauqua, NY

*The Spartans shoot 315 in the final round
*The Spartans finish with a 4th place finish and a 4 day total of 1264, only 4 shots out of 3rd.
*It is the 7th consecutive season that M State has finished in the top 5 and the fourth consecutive year in the top 4.
*Mason Landborg (3rd overall) and Hunter Moen (6th overall) both receive First-Team All-American status.
*It is the first time in school history the Spartans have had multiple first team All-Americans in the same year.
*Landborg led the Spartans on Friday with a 73, Moen shot a 77, and Jordan Kern carded his best round of the week with a 78.
*Vincennes University shot a final round 307 on their way to the National Championship with a 4 day total of 1237.
*Dan Lapp of Tompkins CC (Dryden, NY) shot the low round of the tournament (68) on his way to the Individual Medalist with a 4 day total of 293.
*Mason Landborg led the field in birdies (14) and eagles (2). He also led the field in Par 5 scoring (-7).
*Landborg’s 3rd place finish is the highest individual NJCAA Tourney finish the Spartans have had in recent history.

Final Team Standings
1.Vincennes University (Vincennes, IN)- 318 + 307 + 305 + 307 (Round 4) = 1237
T2.Sandhills CC (Pinehurst, NC)- 324 + 314 + 307 + 304 = 1249
3.Georgia Military College (Milledgeville, GA)- 318 + 303 + 324 + 315 = 1260
4.M State- Fergus Falls- 321 + 318 + 310 + 315 = 1264
5.County College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)- 326 + 320 + 321 + 317 = 1284
6.Bucks County CC (Newtown, PA)- 333 + 330 + 322 + 326 = 1311
7.SUNY Adirondack College (Queensbury, NY)- 335 + 334 + 326 + 327= 1322
8.Onondaga CC (Syracuse, NY)- 336 + 338 + 325 + 340 = 1339
9.Massasoit CC (Brockton, MA)- 327 + 342 + 335 + 350 = 1354
10.Anne Arundel CC (Arnold, MD)- 344 + 339 + 344 + 332 = 1359
11.College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, IL)- 357 + 342 + 338 + 330 = 1367
12.Nassau CC (Garden City, NY)- 347 + 354 + 338 + 358 = 1397

Spartans Individual Scores for Round 4:
Mason Landborg 73
Hunter Moen 77
Jordan Kern 78
Blake Bloedorn 87
Nick Kress 89

Cumulative 4 day totals for Spartan Individuals:
Mason Landborg 75 (R1) + 77 (R2) + 79 (R3) + 73 (R4) = 304 (3rd overall)
Hunter Moen 80 + 76 + 74 + 77 =307 (T-6th overall)
Jordan Kern 84 + 88 + 80 + 78 = 330 (T-42)
Nick Kress 83 + 83 + 77 + 89 = 332 (45)
Blake Bloedorn 83 + 82 + 81 + 87 = 333 (T-46)

“While we weren’t able to put the magical round together today, they competed very hard and put up a solid final round score. I’m very proud of this team and the season we had. It is a great accomplishment to win the Region Championship and finish 4th in the nation. It was a group of talented players but also young men who were a pleasure to coach.”

“Congratulations to Mason and Hunter on earning First-Team All-American honors. Mason was a force all week and showed his firepower leading the field in birdies and eagles. It’s rare for a Freshman to earn first-team All-American honors, but Hunter’s all-around game and mental toughness really shined this week. Hunter played the final 6 holes today in 2 under par and finished strong to earn that honor.”

“We are going to miss our sophomores. Mason’s career at M State speaks for itself as a two time All-American and one of the most talented players we have had in our prgoram. I look forward to watching his golfing career continue at the next level. Nick Kress had a great two seasons including 2 trips to the National Tournament and All-American honors a year ago. I would also like to thank Kyle Boe and Will Tickel-both sophomores that weren’t with us on this trip but gave our program great contributions over the last two years.”

Posted in Athletics, News on June 9, 2018 at 4:29 pm