30 Iowa Conference titles
WAYZATA, MINN.—The Central College men’s golf team dropped to seventh place after the final round of the 54-hole Twin Cities Classic Monday.
Central tabbed a 325 at the Wayzata Country Club after a 291 Saturday at the Elk River Golf Club and a 301 at the Links at North Fork Sunday, finishing with a 53-over-par 917. Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), ranked No. 14 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division III preseason poll, won the team title with 289-289-301--879. Charlie Boyechko of the University of Manitoba (Canada) placed 1stoverall at 70-75-68—213.
“We didn’t hit the ball well today,” said coach Chad Green. “We need to play a more consistent ball. We played really well the first two days, but didn’t do it today.”
Iowa Conference rival Luther College tied for eighth, just one shot behind Central at 300-310-308—918. Wartburg College placed 15th at 312-322-328—962 and Buena Vista University ended in 16th at 315-322-338—975.
Justin Livingston (senior, Winterset) shot 70-73-82—225 finishing 16th overall. Desmond Stoll (sophomore, Lockport, N.Y.) tied for 28th with 77-73-79—229 and David Watson (sophomore, San Diego, Calif., Patrick Henry HS) fell to 47th with 69-84-81—234. Sophomore Adam Squires (Waterloo, Columbus HS) competed as an individual and finished tied for 51st with 74-79-83—263. Senior Drew Osier (Austin, Minn.) dropped to 61st with 75-78-88—241. Mike Maller (junior, Davenport) shot 85-77-83—245 and tied for 73rd.
“The conditions weren’t as good as the first two days and the course was tougher,” Green said. “But that doesn’t matter. We need to be consistent.”
On Oct. 8-9, the Dutch travel to Flowery Branch, Ga. and compete in their final fall tournament at the Royal Lakes Fall Invitational at the Royal Lakes Golf Club.
Green is looking for positive results.
“We have a big tournament coming up, and it will be a good time to go out and redeem ourselves,” he said.