Spartans in 2nd Place After Day One

Spartans in 2nd Place After Day One

*The Spartans shot a team score of 319.

*Southwest Tech (Wisconsin) shot a first round score of 316 to lead the Region, while Mesabi Range shot 320 to be 3rd in the Region and 2nd in MCAC.

*Hunter Moen led the Spartans with a 76- tied for the low round of the day with Nick Moe of Mesabi.

*Mason Landborg was the other M State player in the 70's with a 78

*The Spartans are attempting to win their 7th consecutive MCAC and Region XIII Championships.

*The winning team of the Region Championship and the Region individual medalist will advance to the 2018 NJCAA Div. III National Championship.


Team Results:

1.Southwest Tech- 316

2.M State FF- 319

3.Mesabi Range- 320

4.Rochester CTC- 383


Individual Results for each team:


M State FF:

Hunter Moen-76

Mason Landborg-78

Nick Kress- 81

Blake Bloedorn- 84

Jordan Kern- 87


Southwest Tech:

Mitch Steiner- 77

Drew Zimmerman- 78

Rollin Petersen- 80

Trey Stendalen- 81

Matt Amorose- 82


Mesabi Range:

Nick Moe- 76

John Sjoberg- 77

John Rue- 83

Zach Rinne- 84

Beau Halttunen- 98


Rochester CTC:

Nick Paulsen- 80

Ethan Otterbein- 82

Austin Miller- 109

Will Forberg- 112


Jason Retzlaff Quote:

"It was a slog today as the course was very wet.  Although we didn't play great today, I liked how we battled through to put ourselves in great position for Tuesday.  Hunter Moen played an excellent round of golf and was steady all day for us. Credit to Southwest and Mesabi for playing some very quality golf as well.  It should a lot of fun tomorrow as this team competes for a championship."


The 2nd round of the MCAC/Region XIII Championship will begin on Tuesday at 9am.


The attached photo is the Spartans' Hunter Moen hitting a bunker shot on the 1st hole at The Quarry. (Photo taken by Jeff Haukos)