MSU golf competes down in Missouri

The last couple of days, while it’s been disgusting weather outside in Minnesota, the men’s and women’s golf teams both competed in separate golf tournaments on Tuesday in Missouri.

The weather played less of a factor in both of their tournaments.

The Minnesota State Mavericks Men’s Golf team tied for seventh place at the Lindenwood Invitational Tuesday.

The 54-hole, 16-team tournament was held at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles, Missouri.

Central Missouri State finished in first place with a final score of 861. The Mavericks shot 926 at the tournament and were tied for seventh place with Missouri S&T.

The tournament began on Monday and concluded on Tuesday.

Junior J.J. Svac finished the tournament as the Mavericks’ top scorer. He shot a 231, with round scores of 76, 82 and 70. Svac placed T-32 in the individual standings.

Not far behind Svac in the individual standings was Matt Bennett, who finished T-35 for the Mavericks. Bennett shot a 75, 81 and 77 for a total of 233.

Sophomore Bryce Thompson finished T-45th. Thompson shot a 75, 82 and 78 for an overall score of 235. Senior Kelton Schmitz ended the tournament T-54th, shooting 71, 81 and 81, for a final score of 239. Sophomore Ethan Kraus, 88-75-79–242, T-58th, and senior Connor Power 78, 83, 88 — 249, T-70th, also compete for the Mavs.

The Mavericks will be back in action Friday as they compete in the NSIC Championship in Smithville, Missouri. The NSIC Championship will begin Friday and conclude Sunday.

The Mavericks’ Women’s Golf team finished in 10th place at the Kansas City Intercollegiate Tournament Tuesday at the Creekmoor Golf Club in Raymore, Missouri.

After shooting a first-round 341 team total on Monday, the Mavericks came back in the final 18 holes of action on Tuesday to shoot a 335. The Mavericks would finish at 676 overall for the 36-hole tournament. A total of 10 teams competed at this tournament. Nine of the 10 teams were NCAA Division I teams, while Minnesota State was the only NCAA Division II team.

The tournament was hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Minnesota State sophomore Maddy Schintz paced the Mavericks with a 159 on rounds of 81 and 78, placing her in a tie for 29th. Freshman Alissa Carlson (84-79–163) was 39th and senior Genie Short turned in rounds of 84 and 83, with her total of 167 placing her in a tie for 46th. Junior Haley Tollette (85-83–168) and freshman Maddy Messin (83-85–168) finished in a tie for 49th. Other Maverick individuals included junior Abbe Partington (89-84–173, T-57th) and junior Nattiya Somboonsup (90-95–185, t-60th). North Dakota State shot a tournament-low team score of 596 in capturing the team title.

Minnesota State’s next action is the Minnesota State invitational scheduled for April 14-15 in Coon Rapids, Minn. at Bunker Hills.

Photo: (Courtesy of msumavericks.com)

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