Spartan Men’s golf a stroke back at NJCAA NationalsPublished 9:10am Wednesday, June 6, 2012
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — The M State Spartan Men’s golf team sits a stroke back after the first round of play at the NJCAA Division III National tournament Monday.
Louisberg College of North Carolina is at top of the leader board shooting a 314 team score. M State – Fergus Falls followed in second (315) and Jamestown CC of New York was in third.
“We played a very solid first round. Having such a long layoff with our last tournament being in October was a concern, but the guys played well,” Spartans’ Coach Jason Retzlaff said. “The first round is a good one to get out of the way to get rid of some butterflies.”
The Spartans’ Taylor Shuck shot an opening round 74 to put him tied for fourth in the tournament, while teammate Lucas Gervais’ 78 placed him tied for 13th.
The tournament is a four day event concluding on Thursday.
Team Results: 1. Louisberg CC 314 (Louisberg, NC), 2. M State-Fergus Falls 315, 3. Jamestown CC 317 (Jamestown, NY), 4. Georgia Military College 322 (Milledgeville, GA), 5. Monroe CC (3 time defending champ) 324 (Rochester, NY), 6. Vincennes University 325 (Vincennes, IN), 7. Rock Valley College 325 (Rockville, IL), 8. Ocean CC 328 (Toms River, NJ), 9. Nassau CC 331 (Garden City, NY), 10. Bucks County CC 338 (Newton, PA), 11. Dean College 352 (Franklin, MA)
Individual Results: (MSTATE) Taylor Shuck 74 (T-4th), Lucas Gervais 78 (T-13th), Tyler Brackey 81, Alex Miller 82, Mitch Thorsen 82