Fergus Falls, MN - It was a busy Sunday and Monday for the Minnesota State - FF men's golf team as the Spartans hosted their Invitational on Sunday and a triangular on Monday.
In the first event of the weekend MN State won the Spartan Invitational at Pebble Lake Golf course with a team score of 308. The Spartans downed runner-up Dickinson State by 15 shots. Minnesota Stae was lead by medalist Wyatt Blomseth who fired a 3 over par 75. MN State's individual scores were:
Wyatt Blomseth 75 (Medalist)
Grant Inniger 76
Drew Schwann 78
Hunter Burnside 79
Carter Justesen 79
Jon Vall 81
Mike Vall 93
Valley City State and Jamestown rounded out the field in third and fourth place respectively.
On Monday, the Spartans once again hosted Valley City and Dickinson State, at Pebble Lake, this time in a triangular. Once again it was Minnesota state coming out on top. MN State had a team score of 312, to narrowly down Valley City State (317). The Spartans were lead by Carter Justesen who fired a fantastic 73 to earn medalist honors. Wyat Blomseth (77), Grant Inneger (80), Drew Schwann (82), and Hunter Burnside (85) rounded out the Spartans top 5. Jon Vall (79) and Mike Vall (83) competed as individuals. Justesen's 73 was his fourth consecutive round in the 70's.
Dickinson State won the women's title with a score of 354, while Valley City State's Jocelyn Barunberger of Valley City State was the women's medalist with a round of 82.
Head Coach Jason Retzlaff said: "It was a nice couple of days for our team and I thought we played some quality golf against some very good competition. Carter Justesen played tremendously today as his short game was superb. Wyatt Blomseth and Jon Vall played very nicely as well on a day where the weather wasn't very pleasant. Mikey Vall also had his best round of the season. There were a lot of positives for our team to build around."
The Spartans will next compete in a dual meet with Valley City State (date/time/site TBD). This will be the Spartans final competition of the fall season.
STORY PHOTO by Jeff Haukos.