Golf team ends eighth

Shane Koob

Shane Koob

The SDSU men’s golf team finished eighth at the Summit League Championship on April 27 in St. George, Utah.

After the first day of the two-day event – which was held at the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club – the Jacks were sitting in sixth place, only trailing IPFW by a stroke. The team couldn’t take advantage of the great weather, though, and fell to eighth place on the final day. The Jacks were expecting to finish toward the middle of the pack but couldn’t take advantage of opportunities.

“We did OK, ” said head coach Jared Baszler. “(We had) another round of big numbers in the third round, and that ultimately is what did us in. ? We didn’t take advantage of the perfect conditions like the other teams did.”

Nolan Meyer was the best Jacks golfer for the weekend, shooting a three-round total of 227 (77-75-75), which earned him a tie for 16th. Baszler was pleased with the top-20 finish.

“(He) played three solid rounds of golf,” said Baszler. “Nolan posted the fewest big numbers, which is a testament by where he finished.”

Freshman Parker Edens shot a three-round score of 231 (78-77-76), which placed him 22nd, showing that the freshman can compete at this level. Not far behind him was fellow freshman Greg Fehrman, who placed in a tie for 28th after shooting a 233 (75-79-79) total.

Justin Jenkins shot a 239 (79-79-81), placing him in a tie for 39th. This weekend’s Dakota Cup will be the last meet as a Jackrabbit for the senior from Fargo, N.D.

Rounding out the Jacks’ three-round team total was Brian Wynia, who shot a 241 (82-85-74), placing him in a tie for 43rd. Wynia posted the lowest Jackrabbit score in the final round.

As for the season, Baszler said he thought the Jacks had a much better spring than fall.

“With such a young team, we got a little momentum going this spring and put up some good numbers,” he said. “We think we have enough talent to do really well next fall, even without any seniors on our roster.”

And after finishing eighth in the conference, the Jacks could find themselves higher up in the standings next fall, with the young group getting some good experience under their belt this season.

“We’ll be looking to compete,” Baszler said.