MSU men and women’s golf take 11th and 5th

Aaron Young
Staff Writer

Both the men and women’s team competed in their respective tournaments on Sunday and Monday. For the men, they finished in 11th place in the NSU Invitational hosted by Northeastern State. It was a different story for the women, as they fared better in the Golden Bear Classic, driving in a fifth-place finish.

Beginning with the men’s golf team, they ended the day with 875 points of the green at Muskogee Golf Club. Senior Bryan Thompson led the Mavs with 210 points and an 11th place finish. In the first round, he shot 72, followed by a 65 and 73. His second round of 65 is now his personal best as a Maverick. Other golfers worth mentioning are sophomore Ben Laffin who shot a score of 220 and J.D Goodfellow, finishing with 222.

Central Missouri took home the title in the NSU Invitational, with the Mules finishing at 837. Minnesota State was just outside the top ten at 875.

On the women’s side, it was junior Alissa Carlson who shined in the Golden Bear Classic, taking home a sixth-place finish with a score of 156. Three Mavericks finished with top 40 finishes. Junior Maddie Messin finishing 24th, tallying up two rounds totaling 162. Junior Faith Krause and freshman Madi McGinty for 34th, both putting to a score of 165. Finally, senior Maddie Schultz shot to 167.

As for who won the Classic, it was the Vikings of Augustana who finished with a staggering 606. Sioux Falls was close behind at 625. The Mavericks were a little down the totem pole at 671.

The Classic took place in Lake City, Minnesota at the Jewel. 

This weekend, the girls hit the green again for the Southwest Minnesota State Invitational while the men compete in the Missouri Southern Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.

Header photo courtesy of MSU Athletics.

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