The Viking golf team traveled to Rockford, Ill. on May 3 for the weekend to tee off at Aldeen Golf Course in the 2012 Midwest Conference Championships. Lawrence University placed seventh out of the nine teams in the tournament with a total of 1,041 for the three days, coming in 177 over par. Carroll University took first at 925, followed closely by Monmouth and St Norbert at 939.
Bobby Stuebi from Knox College took first for individuals just six over par at 222, followed by Cody Neu from Carroll University at 226 and Sean McNamara from Monmouth College at 228. Freshman Anton Olsson paced the Vikings placing at 18.
Lawrence played consistently throughout the three days as a team, scoring 346 on Thursday, 349 on Friday and 346 on Saturday. Olsson lead the Vikings all three days, carding 82, 81 and 81 to end at 244, just 28 over par and enough to land him at 18th place for the tournament. The remaining five Lawrence golfers placed closely to one another, though their daily scores were not as consistent throughout the weekend.
Junior Tyler Clark carded 93, 99 and 90 to come out +55 to place 42nd overall and second for Lawrence. Sophomore William Thoren carded 85, 99 and 89 at T43 with 276. Playing for the first time ever in a college match, junior Tyler Mazur placed fourth for Lawrence and at T45 with 276 from his rounds of 91, 87 and 98 for conference.
Sophomore Derek Brickan placed 47th overall at 277 from 92, 99 and 86 and senior Zach Joseph carded 88, 93 and 98 for 279 and 48th place out of the 54 golfers participating in the tournament.
Coming from his first college match, Mazur said, “It was a lot of fun golfing with the team this weekend. It was unfortunate that some shots didn’t go the way we wanted but I think everyone had a great time either way.”
The Midwest Conference Championship concluded the golf season for the Vikings, as they will pick up again in the spring.