*Spartans recorded 3 rounds in the 70's with Chris Swenson leading with a 73.
*Chris Swenson finished 7th individually and earned 2nd team All-American honors for the 2nd consecutive season. He joins former Spartans Lucas Gervais and Brandon Sletmoen as the only 2 time All-Americans for M State in recent history.
*Mason Landborg finished 10th individually to also earn 2nd team All-American honors.
*Nick Kress finished 17th overall to earn All-American honorable mention.
*It is the first time since 2012 that the Spartans have had 3 All-Americans in one season.
*Georgia Military shot 299 to win the championship with a 4 day total of 1215. Columbus State carded a 310 to finish runner up (1239)
*The Spartans finished 2nd in the field in par 4 scoring.
*The Spartans have now finished 3rd nationally in consecutive seasons, and since 2012 have finished in the top 5 every year including a National Championship in 2012.
*The Individual National Champion was Dante Migliore (Mohawk Valley CC, NY) with a 4 day total of 282 (70-71-69-72)
FINAL TEAM RESULTS:
1.Georgia Military College (GA)- 1215 (299 Rd. 4)
2.Columbus State CC (OH)- 1239 (310 Rd. 4)
3.M State Fergus Falls -1248 (305 Rd. 4)
4.College of DuPage (IL)- 1274 (312 Rd. 4)
5.Nassau CC (NY)- 1276 (312 Rd. 4)
T6.Niagara County CC (NY)- 1293 (318 Rd. 4)
T6.Sandhills CC (NC)- 1293 (328 Rd. 4)
8.Anne Arundel CC (MD)- 1297 (322 Rd. 4)
T9.Harrisburg Area CC (PA)- 1315 (319 Rd. 4)
T9.Onondaga CC (NY)- 1315 (332 Rd. 4)
11.Jamestown CC (NY)- 1335 (336 Rd. 4)
12.CC of Morris (NJ)- 1397 (356 Rd. 4)
13.CC of Rhode Island (RI)- 1412 (358 Rd. 4)
M State Individual Results for Round 4:
Chris Swenson- 73
Nick Kress- 75
Mason Landborg- 76
Will Tickel- 81
Kyle Boe- 84
Final Results for M State Individuals:
Chris Swenson- 301 (79-74-75-73) (7th Overall- 2nd team All-American)
Mason Landborg- 309 (75-80-78-76) (10th Overall- 2nd team All-American)
Nick Kress- 312 (80-79-78-75) (17th Overall- Honorable Mention All-American)
Will Tickel- 326 (80-82-83-81) (T-34th)
Kyle Boe- 339 (88-82-85-84) (T-60th)
Other MCAC competitors in round 4:
Ben Abrahamson- Hibbing CC 86
Nick Moe- Mesabi Range 88
MCAC competitors through round 2:
Nick Moe- 330 (77-86-79-88) (T-45)
Ben Abrahamson- 339 (84-84-85-86) (T-60th)
Spartans Head Coach Jason Retzlaff Quote:
"It was a very fun day as we played a lot of outstanding golf throughout the day. We hit the ball very well as a team and a few more putts fell today compared to previous rounds. Our goals was to shoot the low round of the day and we fell a few shots shy of that-but it was still a great round for our team to finish on. This team really impressed a lot of people in New York with their excellent golf. It's pretty special for our team to bring home the third place trophy. I'm very proud of this great group of young men."
"It was fantastic to see 3 of our players earn All-American honors. Nick Kress knew he needed a good round and went out a got it with a 75. Mason Landborg had an outstanding season and this truly capped it off with a great week. Chris Swenson led the way for us this week and capped his career with back to back All American honors and two team top 3. He is a special player and has left a wonderful legacy on our golf program."
Complete results can be found here: http://jccjayhawks.com/events/njcaa-stats