Spartans Tied for 3rd at Nationals

Spartans Tied for 3rd at Nationals

Round 1 results of the NJCAA Div. III Men's National Golf Championship at Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, NY (Par 72).


*M State Spartans are tied for 3rd after shooting an opening round team score of 314.

*Georgia Military College leads with a 300.

*Mason Landborg led the Spartans with a 75 and Chris Swenson shot a 79.

*This is the Spartans 6th consecutive team National Tournament trip (Champions in 2012).

*The tournament is 4 rounds and finishes on Friday.


Team Scores:

1.Georgia Military College (GA)- 300

2.Columbus State CC (OH)- 313

T3.M State Fergus Falls -314

T3.Sandhills CC (NC)- 314

5.College of DuPage (IL)- 319

6.Anne Arundel CC (MD)- 322

7.Harrisburg Area CC (PA)- 324

8.Nassau CC (NY)- 329

9.Onondaga CC (NY)- 330

10.Niagara County CC (NY)- 331

11.Jamestown CC (NY)- 333

12.CC of Morris (NJ)- 341

13.CC of Rhode Island (RI)- 350


M State Spartan Individuals:

Mason Landborg- 75 (T-7th individually)

Chris Swenson- 79 (T-22)

Nick Kress- 80 (T-29)

Will Tickel- 80 (T-29)

Kyle Boe- 88 (T-69)


Other MCAC Competitors:

Nick Moe- Mesabi Range- 77 (T-10)

Ben Abrahamson- Hibbing CC- 84 (T-56)


Spartans Head Coach Jason Retzlaff Quote:

"It was a solid opening round of golf for us.  While there were a lot of good shots out there, we felt like we left some out there as well and really feel that we can improve as the week progresses.  Our goal is to give ourselves a chance going into the last day and the first round has put us in the mix. Patience will be the key for us as a 72 hole tourney is a marathon and not a sprint. Mason Landborg really played a nice round of golf today.  His ball striking was excellent."


The Spartans will tee off at 10:20 AM (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday for round 2.


The photo attached is the Spartans' Mason Landborg teeing off on the par 3 4th hole at the Chautauqua Golf Club.