*M State opens the season with a T-3rd place finish in Jamestown by shooting a team score of 307.
*The Spartans carded 5 scores in the 70's and was led by a 75 from freshman Ethan Lundebrek.
*Valley City State won the event with a team score of 286.
*Jared Lentz of Valley City State was the medalist with a round of 68.
1.Valley City State- 286
2.University of Manitoba -288
T3.M State- Fergus Falls- 307
T3.University of Jamestown- 307
5.University of Manitoba #2- 309
6.University of Jamewtown #2- 313
7.Valley City State University #2- 340
8.Dickinson State University- 346
M State Individual Scores:
Ethan Lundebrek- 75
Blake Bloedorn- 77
Wyatt Blomseth- 77
Carter Justesen- 78
Hunter Moen- 79
Austin Miller- 81
Jordan Kern- 85
Trevor Dalbec- 89
M State Head Coach Jason Retzlaff Quote:
"This was a great opportunity to open the season for our young team to face some top notch competition from some of the 4 year colleges in North Dakota and Canada. While Valley City and Manitoba played some outstanding golf, I was very encouraged by how our team played today. Five scores in the 70's is great to see. I was especially pleased with how some of our Freshman stepped in and played well in their first event. My hope is that this team will have some nice depth and today was a step in that direction."
"It was a standout opening round for Ethan Lundebrek who led us with a 75. He drove the ball beautifully all day and played with great poise for a young man playing his first round of college golf."
The Spartans will next compete in the Cobber Invitational on Sept. 8th and 9th at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes.
*The photo attached is Ethan Lundebrek teeing off on the 9th hole at Jamestown Country Club on Tuesday.