Lake Superior State men’s golf battled through high winds, reaching 30-40 mph, to tie for sixth-place with Northern Michigan, among 25 teams Monday September 26th at the Division II Midwest Regional.
Despite the extreme conditions, the par 72 course at Harborside International proved navigable for senior Joe Ericson. The Utica, Mich., native played his way into the top ten with an opening round 75 (+3) to tie for sixth individually.
Jason Kerr, a junior, produced the second-best score for the Lakers thru 18 holes with a +7 (79). A stroke off of Kerr, Mitchell Toth opened with an 80 to tie for 42nd overall.
Rounding out the LSSU team score, Gavin MacIver (82) and Zac Carson (85) put in solid rounds to help the team remain just nine strokes off of the team lead with a combined 316 (+28).
“I’m proud of the way our guys battled through extreme conditions of 20-to-30 mph winds and gusts of 40 mph,” said LSSU head coach Brent Pusch, encouraged with his team’s play on Monday. “We are still in it and hopeful the guys will leave everything they have on the course tomorrow.”
Great Lakes Valley Conference member Missouri- St. Louis leads the 25-team field heading into Tuesday’s final round with a combined 307 (+19). Jack Korzon of Lewis University leads the individual competition after shooting a -1 (71) in the first round.
Final round play of the Midwest Regional at Harborside International is slated for Tuesday morning September 27th.
Source: LSSU Athletics