Viking Golf Team takes 7th, 10th against top teams
The Lawrence University golf team took seventh place in the Gustavus Adolphus Spring Invitational, and 10th place in the Buena Vista Invitational this past weekend. The Vikings did not get off to a very good start in the first round in Storm Lake, Iowa. Jeff Henderson was the only Viking near par as he shot a 72, and would end up taking 15th place overall. The rest of the Vikings golfers did not fair so well, and the second day was much like the first. The Vikings wound up with a team total of 611, 35 shots behind winner Central College of Iowa.
At Gustavus, the Vikings got off to a similar start, played magnificently in the second round, but lost control in the third and final round. Andy Link shot a 72 in the first round, which would be enough to get him off to a good start, and let him finish seventh overall.
The Round of the Tournament for the Vikings was shot by Joe Loehnis in the second round. He came back from an awful 85 in the first round to shoot an amazing 68, 17 shots better, in the second round. Unfortunately his third round was back in the 80s, at 82.
The Vikings shot 926 for the three-round event, 46 shots of the host Gusties. The Vikings are next in action this weekend in the St. John’s University Classic against several of the same teams they faced this past weekend.
Agbaje-Williams, Miller lead LU track again
The Viking track team had several remarkable individual performances at the Elmhurst Invitational this past weekend. Kolade Agbaje-Williams led the men. He finished second in the long jump and, with a jump of 7.04 meters, qualified for a provisional spot in the NCAA Championships. His jump was the sixth longest in the country this year.
The women were once again led by Courtney Miller. She took home fourth place in the 1500 meter run, an event she has ruled all year in the MWC. The Vikings are next in action this weekend, at the Ripon College Invitational.
Tennis loses match, tiebreaker to SNC
The Lawrence University tennis team lost more than just the match to St. Norbert this past Sunday. By losing to the Green Knights, the Vikings also lost a tiebreaker to St. Norbert and Ripon, and will be the team that is left out from representing the Northern Division at the MWC Tournament this weekend in Madison. The Vikings will only have representation in the singles and doubles portion of the tournament, which is this Saturday and Sunday at UW-Madison.