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Men's Golf takes seventh place in Florida tourney

Photo by Chris Ebert
Photo by Chris Ebert


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No. 11-ranked Tommie Men's Golf shot 3-over-par 287 on Tuesday's final 18 holes and placed seventh out of 18 teams at the Golfweek Invite in Sandestin, Fla. The Toms closed three shots behind UW-Eau Claire, and one ahead of both Carnegie-Mellon and Southwestern (Texas).

Defending NCAA champion Illinois Wesleyan won at 15-under-par, nine strokes ahead of runner-up Huntingdon. There were 16 top-25 ranked teams in the tournament, and St. Thomas outscored six in the top 15 in th laest national poll.

Emmet Herb tied for 16th place. Herb and Peder Larson closed with one-under 70 scores, and freshman Matthew Raab shot 71. Ben Kisla (76) and Jack Nasby (81) rounded out the Tuesday scores.

That closed out the fall season for St. Thomas. The Tommies had a league-best 291 stroke average this fall. Herb had one par round and 11 below-par rounds out of 18 played. His 71.4 season average leads the conference.


Monday story

No. 11-ranked Tommie Men's Golf moved up four spots into ninth place on Monday heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes at the 18-team Golfweek Invite in Sandestin, Fla. 

St. Thomas shot one-over-par 285 on Monday after a 291 score posted on Sunday. They are just five shots out of fourth place in a tight middle pack.

Ben Kisla shot 69 on Monday and is tied for eighth place out of 90 golfers at 140. Emmet Herb shot 70 and is tied for 27th at 144. Matthew Raab shot 72; Peder Larson had a 74; and Jack Nasby recorded a 75.

The Purple won the 10-team MIAC championship last week but is playing this tournament without one of its top players: junior Ben Frazzini is missing the trip due to a family wedding.


Sunday story

No. 11-ranked Tommie Men's Golf shot 7-over-par 288 on Sunday and sits in 13th place out of 18 teams at the Golfweek tournament.

There are 16 nationally-ranked teams competing, and the action continues with 18 holes on Monday, with a final 18 on Tuesday.

The good news is St. Thomas is only six shots out of the top five and 11 shots behind first place Emory.

Ben Kisla and Jack Nasby shot even-par 71s; Emmet Herb shot 74; and Peder Larson and Matthew Raab shot 75s.