Men’s golf captures NSIC title

Kelton Schmitz (center) is surrounded by his teammates, after earning Medalist honors. The team earned back-to-back NSIC Championships. (Courtesy of Minnesota State Athletics)
Kelton Schmitz (center) is surrounded by his teammates, after earning Medalist honors. The team earned back-to-back NSIC Championships. (Courtesy of Minnesota State Athletics)

On April 9 and 10, the MSU men’s golf team participated in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) National Championship. The guys had a terrific outing and ended up walking away with the championship. The tournament’s first two matches took place back in October with the final two games taking place over the course of last weekend.

As the Mavs entered the weekend they were leading the pack and that didn’t change throughout the weekend. Sophomore Kelton Schmitz shined on an individual level by topping out on that. Schmitz totaled a score of 288 in his four rounds with each round breaking up as 69, 75, 75, and 69.

Among the other Mavs that placed were freshman Francisco Hernandez who placed in seventh with his score of 298, junior Tommy Brandabur, who placed ninth with a score of 299, sophomore Jacob Cooper, who tied for 22 with a score of 307, and freshman J.J. Svac, who finished in with a score of 153. Svac only played the recent weekend; sophomore Gonzalo Martinez played the first half and scored 147.

As a team, the Mavs scored 1776. Second place went to Winona State, which scored 1188 and third place went to St. Cloud State, which scored 1190.

With the victory, the Mav’s golf team have now won back to back NSIC Championships.

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