Men’s golf wraps up fall season

Stephen Exarhos

(mays, jon)

After three tournaments, the men’s golf team has finished its fall season with two top-three finishes.
The team hosted the annual Lawrence Fall Classic Sept. 12, and it represented the home course well, taking third as a team.
Individually, senior Tom Vyskocil led the entire field, taking first place with a single-round 74, an impressive two over par for the course. Another senior, Adam Ferguson, also placed in the top 10, taking sixth with a seven-over 79.
The men took up the clubs again Sept. 19, traveling to the Mascoutin Golf Club to compete at the Ripon Invitational. Another great showing by seniors Vyskocil and Ferguson propelled the Vikings to their second successive third-place finish. This time, Ferguson led the way with a two-round 161, good enough to tie for seventh place. Vyskocil followed with a 163, placing him in a tie for 10th place.
This past weekend, the men competed in their final tournament of the season, the Wisconsin Lutheran Invitational at the Washington County Golf Course. The men failed to build on their two earlier strong finishes, however, and ended up taking 11th as a team.
Again it was Vyskocil and Ferguson leading the way, shooting 165 and 168, respectively, in the two-round competition.
About the short season, junior Jon Mays said, “We definitely have some kinks to work out for the spring season, but we will be looking to continue playing as well as we have.”
The men will dust off their clubs again in the spring, but until then, they will be taking some well-deserved time off.