Spartans move into third after second day low [UPDATED]Published 9:40am Thursday, June 6, 2013 Updated 9:41am Thursday, June 6, 2013
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. — The M State Spartan men’s golf team is steadily moving its way to the top of the leaderboard.
Shooting a team score of 304 in day two of the NJCAA Div. III National tournament finds the team in third place, eight strokes off leader, Jamestown Community College’s total of 606. Vincennes University currently sits in second place with a total team score of 607.
“”It was a nice day for our team as we improved and gained some ground on the field,” Spartan coach Jason Retzlaff said. “If we can tighten up around the greens the last couple of days, we could really have a chance to put up some nice scores.”
The Spartans’ Lucas Gervais posted the second lowest round of the tournament with a 70, moving him into sixth place overall with teammate Brandon Sletmoen with a two day total of 150.
“Lucas Gervais played an excellent round shooting the low round of the championship. His short game was especially sharp and he played the par 5′s beautifully. He was a great leader for us today,” Retzlaff added.
The Spartans will be back in action at 8 a.m. Thursday for the third day of the tournament.
NJCAA Div. III National Championship
1.Jamestown CC 297+309=606
2.Vincennes Univ. 303+304=607
3.M State-FF 310+304
5.Georgia Military 310+307 = 617
6.Monroe CC 307+318=625
8.Nassau CC 324+305=629
9.College of DuPage 313+328=641
10.Suffolk County CC 320+327=647
11.CC of Rhode Island 350+337=687
12.CC of Morris 345+351=696
13.Butler County CC 357+361=718
Individual Results: (MSTATE) Lucas Gervais 80+70 =150; Brandon Sletmoen 74+76=150; Taylor Shuck 77+80=157; Rob Goff 79+81=160; Brady Robertson 84+78=162.