Spartan golfers headed to nationals for 11th straight year

October 7, 2021

Congratulations to the M State Spartan men’s golf team, which has earned its 11th consecutive trip to the national tournament, and to Spartan golfer Audra Ewan for qualifying individually for the women’s national tournament.

The Region XIII National Qualifier was Oct. 4-5 at Prairie Du Chien County Club in Prairie Du Chein, Wis.

The Spartan men’s team shot a two-day total of 636, 14 shots under runner up Southwest Tech (Fennimore, Wis.). Spartan Joel Quam was medalist, with a two-day total of 152.

The Spartans and Southwest Tech were relatively even with six holes to play on Tuesday, but M State finished strong to win the tournament.

“They truly earned a national tournament trip by saving their best golf of the fall for this moment,” said Spartan Coach Jason Retzlaff.

Ewan, the lone member of the Spartan women’s golf team, shot a qualifying two-day total of 188, making her the first Spartan women’s golfer to qualify for nationals in 10 years.

“She is a very talented and dedicated player who has done a wonderful job representing Spartan women's golf,” Retzlaff said.

The Division III national tournament for both men and women is June 7-10 at Chautauqua Golf Course in Chautauqua, NY.

Read more about the success and individual scoring of the Spartan men’s and women’s golf teams on the M State athletic site.