In their final invitational of the fall season, the Lawrence University golf team was carried by the strong performances of two of its youngest members. The Vikings placed sixth as a team in the two-day Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational, played at the Washington County Golf Course.
Freshman Rudi Pino set a personal season best when he shot a 73 on the first day of competition. His 76 on the second day gave him a total score of 149, which was good enough for third place and also sets his best score for 36 holes in tournament play so far this year. The standout from Vancouver, Washington has led the Lawrence golfers in all but one of this fall’s invitationals, and they are looking forward to the improvement that he can make over the winter in preparation for the spring season.
Another underclassman, sophomore Anton Olsson, was able to sneak into the top five taking fifth overall. The sophomore from Stromstad, Sweden shot two rounds of 76 to finish with 152 over 36 holes, a personal season best by seven strokes.
As the Vikings go into the off-season, they are looking to bridge the gap between the two leaders and the rest of the team. Both Pino and Olsson have been performing at a high level all season, but if the Vikings are going to be a team to contend with at the Conference Invite, they are in desperate need of some of the other members of the team to step up and start dropping strokes off their scores.