St. Thomas Men's Golf closed Saturday's round strong and holds an eight-stroke lead at the halfway point of the 36-hole Pioneer Collegiate tourney in Maple Plain.
The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday.
The eight-team event also includes 27 Division I golfers playing as individuals. Their five-man varsity teams are competing in the Sunday-Monday Minnesota Gopher Invite at a nearby course.
The No. 22-ranked Tommies played their last four holes at four-under par and closed with a total of one-under 287. They go into Sunday eight shots ahead of second-place Manitoba (295) and nine ahead of No. 15-ranked St. John's (296).
St. Thomas' Emmet Herb used two late birdies to join teammate Ben Frazzini in a tie for 11th in a field of 93 individuals (tied for third among Division III players). Each Tommie shot two-under-par 70.