Golf left wanting more at conference tournament

Jimmy Kloppmann

The Vikings came into the Midwest Conference Championships not having golfed in 10 days, as the Viking Invitational that the team hosts at Eagle Creek got washed out the previous weekend.
Jim Breen led the Vikings at Aldeen Golf Course in Rockford, Ill., shooting a 247 over the three-day tournament, good enough for a 21st-place finish.
Another one of the few bright spots for the Vikings was the second- and third-day play from Adam Ferguson, who shot a low round for the Vikes with an 81 both Friday and Saturday.
The team was challenged all weekend by the tough course and ended up finishing eighth of the nine-team tournament, but the men were only one stroke back of Illinois College.
Jon Mays said of the tournament, “I’d rather not say anything about it; things did not go well.” Mays tied with Tom Vyskocil for 30th, Jim Crowley finished in 40th, and Andrew Russell rounded out the field, finishing 53rd. Monmouth took home a 10th team championship, and Illinois College’s Mark Strain took home the individual title.