LU Golfers take home trophy

Jimmy Kloppmann

Fresh on the heels of an exciting finish of The Masters at Augusta National, the Lawrence golf team found themselves in the thick of the action at the Ripon Spring Invitational and the North Division Tournament.
Although he was unable to claim the Green Jacket, Jon Mays paced the Vikings at both events. The men finished in fifth place at the Ripon Spring Invitational where Mays put up a two-day total of 166 at The Links Course at Lawsonia, a course with a par of 72. Carroll took home the team title by shooting a 633.
As a team the men shot a combined 726. All four members of the squad, Mays, Adam Ferguson, Tom Vyskocil, and Jim Breen, played steady rounds over the weekend, with Mays and Vyskocil both bettering their first rounds, and Ferguson and Breen repeating rounds of 90 and 99, respectively. Mays’ round of 166 was also good for an individual seventh-place finish.
Tuesday, the men traveled to Sheboygan to tackle the Bull at Pinehurst Farms, another par-72 course. The aforementioned group was now joined by Andrew ‘Hamms’ Russell to take on Ripon and St. Norbert Colleges at the Bull.
Once again Mays paced the Vikings shooting an 87, good enough for a tie for second place overall. He was closely followed by Ferguson who shot an 89. At the turn, the Vikings led Ripon by 18 strokes, 222 to 240.
In the end the Vikings were able to hang onto a six-stroke win, 360 to 366. St. Norbert rounded out the table with a 373. This win marks the first win of the team in nearly a year, since last April’s St. Norbert Invitational, where Vyskocil led the Vikes to victory.