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2000 Meet Results

H/A date Event Time
10/6-7      MIAC Championship @ Bunker Hills

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MIAC Men's Golf -- Johnnies win team title

Johnnies win MIAC Men's Golf title by Gene McGivern, St. Thomas, SID

Led by medalist Matt McGovern, St. John's repeated as MIAC team champion in men's golf in the two-day tournament that finished Saturday at Bunker Hills in Coon Rapids.

The Johnnies started the final day tied with Gustavus at 309 but outscored the Gusties by 19 strokes Saturday for an easy victory at 609.

It was third MIAC team title in school history for SJU, which also won the conference in 1968. It was the Johnnies' first tournament win over Gustavus this fall in four tries.

Gustavus held on for second place at 628, two ahead of Augsburg (630) and three ahead of St. Thomas (631). Concordia & Bethel tied for fifth at 640.

McGovern had back-to-back rounds of 74-74/148 to win the medalist race by four strokes over Bethel's Mike Marshall (79-73/152). Carleton's Matt Stangl and Marshall had the low rounds Saturday at 73.

St. Thomas senior Mike Wilhelm tied for third at 153, his fourth consecutive All-MIAC finish (top 10 individually).


2000 MIAC Men's Golf Championships
Oct. 6-7, 2000
Bunker Hills Golf Course/Coon Rapids, Minn.
Conditions--Mostly cloudy, 10-15 mph, 40 degrees

Final Team Leaders
1. St. John's, 309-300/ 609
2. Gustavus, 309-319/ 628
3. Augsburg, 314-316/ 630
4. St. Thomas, 319-312/ 631
5. Bethel, 322-318/ 640
and Concordia-M'head, 329-311/ 640
7. St. Olaf, 339-335/ 674
8. St. Mary's, 341-338/ 679
9. Carleton, 348-344/ 692
10. Macalester, 364-362/ 726

Final Individual Top 10 Scorers (All-MIAC recipients)
1.--148 (74-74), Matt McGovern, St. John's
2.--152 (79-73), Mike Marshall, Bethel
3.--153 (78-75), Mike Wilhelm, St. Thomas
--153 (77-76), Paul Ponath, St. John's
--153 (76-77), Nate Kruger, Augsburg
6.--154 (81-73), Matt Stangl, Carleton
--154 (80-74), Robert Cliff, St. John's
--154 (79-75), Neil Johnson, Gustavus
--154 (78-76), Sammy Schmitz, St. John's
10.--155 (79-76), Todd Peterson, Bethel

Final Team Results
1. St. John's (309-300/609)---
Matt McGovern, 74-74/148; 
Robert Cliff, 80-74/154; 
Sammy Schmitz, 78-76/154; 
Nathan Proshek, 83-78/161;
Paul Ponath, 77-76/153.

2. Gustavus (309-319/628)---
Chad Gustafson, 75-82/157; 
Robb Trenda, 75-83/158; 
Dan Suedbeck, 80-83/163; 
Neil Johnson, 79-75/154; 
Luke Benoit, 80-79/159.

3. Augsburg (314-316/630)---
Hans Anderson, 79-79/158; 
Thad Bloberger, 79-81/160; 
Nate Kruger, 76-77/153; 
Ted Vickerman, 80-82/162; 
Chad Thomas, 90-79/169.

4. St. Thomas (319-312/631)---
Mike Wilhelm, 78-75/153; 
Dave Bonk, 83-79/162; 
Tom Wroblewski, 83-82/165; 
Luke Tierney, 75-82/157; 
John Weiberg, 85-76/161.

5. (tie) Bethel (322-318/640)---
Mike Marshall, 79-73/152; 
Jesse Geroy, 79-83/162; 
Todd Peterson, 79-76/155; 
Pete Yankowiak, 85-86/171; 
Kasey Kirby, 96-93/189.

5. (tie) Concordia-M'head (329-311/640)---
Seth Johnson, 85-76/161; 
Mike Hagen, 80-77/157; 
Adam Hanson, 82-77/159; 
Durand Onell, 87-81/168; 
Jason Christianson, 82-89/171.

7. St. Olaf (339-335/674)---
Erik Polzin, 82-86/168; 
Brian Odlaug, 83-85/168; 
Brandt Uthus, 82-77/159; 
Joachim Rasmussen, 92-87/179; 
Nate Meunier, 95-91/186.

8. St. Mary's (341-338/679)---
Bryan Heim, 88-80/168; 
Kyle Sabot, 83-79/162; 
Matt Konicek, 82-87/169; 
Eric Cronin, 88-92/180; 
Paul Hable, 90-97/187.

9. Carleton (348-344/692)---
Matt Stangl, 81-73/154; 
Andrew Liesch, 85-81/166; 
Luke Hasskamp, 91-94/185; 
Nate Larson, 91-96/187; 
Dave Gold, 99-95/194.

10. Macalester (364-362/726)---
Eli Amerson, 88-93/181; 
Mark Flynn, 94-85/179; 
Drew Schrader, 91-91/182; 
Alex Loesch, 102-93/195; 
Ryan Murray, 91-97/188

MIAC Men's Golf - First Day Results

2000 MIAC Men's Golf Championships
Day 1 of 2
Fri., Oct. 6, 2000
Bunker Hills Golf Course/Coon Rapids, Minn.
Conditions--Mostly cloudy, 10-15 mph, 40 degrees

Team Leaders (1st of 2 days)
1. Gustavus, 309
1. St. John's, 309
3. Augsburg, 314
4. St. Thomas, 319
5. Bethel, 322
6. Concordia-M'head, 329
7. St. Mary's, 341
8. St. Olaf, 339
9. Carleton, 348
10. Macalester, 364

Individual Leaders
1.--74, Matt McGovern, St. John's
2.(tie)--75, Chad Gustafson, Gustavus; Robb Trenda, Gustavus; Luke Tierney, St. Thomas
5.--76, Nate Kruger, Augsburg
6.--77, Paul Ponath, St. John's
7.(tie)--78, Mike Wilhelm, St. Thomas; Sammy Schmitz, St. John's
9.(tie)--79, Neil Johnson, Gustavus; Todd Peterson, Bethel; Jesse Geroy, Bethel;
Mike Marshall, Bethel; Thad Bloberger, Augsburg; Hans Anderson, Augsburg

Team Results
1. Gustavus (309)---
Chad Gustafson, 75;
Robb Trenda, 75;
Dan Suedbeck, 80;
Neil Johnson, 79
Luke Benoit, 80.

1. St. John's (309)---
Matt McGovern, 74;
Robert Cliff, 80;
Sammy Schmitz, 79;
Nathan Proshek, 83
Paul Ponath, 77.

3. Augsburg (314)---
Hans Anderson, 79;
Thad Bloberger, 79;
Nate Kruger, 76;
Ted Vickerman, 80
Chad Thomas, 90.

4. St. Thomas (319)---
Mike Wilhelm, 78;
Dave Bonk, 83;
Tom Wroblewski, 83;
Luke Tierney, 75
John Weiberg, 85.

5. Bethel (322)---
Mike Marshall, 79;
Jesse Geroy, 79;
Todd Peterson, 79;
Pete Yankowiak, 85
Kasey Kirby, 96.

6. Concordia-M'head (329)---
Seth Johnson, 85;
Mike Hagen, 80;
Adam Hanson, 82;
Durand Onell, 87
Jason Christianson, 82.

7. St. Mary's (341)---
Bryan Heim, 88;
Kyle Sabot, 83;
Matt Konicek, 82;
Eric Cronin, 88
Paul Hable, 90.

8. St. Olaf (339)---
Erik Polzin, 82;
Brian Odlaug, 83;
Brandt Uthus, 82;
Joachim Rasmussen, 92
Nate Meunier, 95.

9. Carleton (348)---
Matt Stangl, 81;
Andrew Liesch, 85;
Luke Hasskamp, 91;
Nate Larson, 91
Dave Gold, 99.

10. Macalester (364)---
Eli Amerson, 88;
Mark Flynn, 94;
Drew Schrader, 91;
Alex Loesch, 102
Ryan Murray, 91.

Friday Tee Times

2000 MIAC Men's Golf Championships -- Meet Preview
by Gene McGivern, St. Thomas SID (Host School)

2000 MIAC Men’s Golf Championships
36 Holes
Fri. Oct 6/Sat. Oct. 7, 2000
Bunker Hills Golf Course/Coon Rapids, Minn.

Tee Times:
Starting time each day is 11:15 a.m., with the final groups starting at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Competing Teams (10):
•Augsburg, Bethel, Carleton, Concordia-Moorhead, Gustavus, Macalester, St. John’s, St. Mary’s,
 St. Olaf, St. Thomas

Meet results can be found here by 7 p.m. each night on the athletic home page of the host institution: www.stthomas.edu/tommies

Last Year:
In the 1999 MIAC Championships, also held at Bunker Hills, St. John's won the team championship as it beat perennial winner Gustavus by 12 strokes. It was the Johnnies' second conference golf championship in school history and first since 1968. Seventh-year head coach Bob Alpers was voted MIAC Coach of the Year.

Augsburg’s Kevin Van Rossum was the individual champion (150) by one stroke over St. John’s Sammy Schmitz (151), ending Gustavus’ 14-year streak of having the MIAC medalist or co-medalist.

Last spring, Gustavus and St. John’s placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the NCAA Division III Championships. Those teams started 2000-2001 ranked nationally in those same slots.

Miscellaneous Notes:
Gustavus has won won or shared 16 of the last 18 MIAC championships. The Gusties tied for first in 1982 with St. Thomas, then has won 15 of the next 17 championships outright. The only other team to break the Gustavus championship reign was the 1995 Augsburg Auggies, who topped Gustavus by four strokes for first place.

2000 Season to Date:
Gustavus is unbeaten in three tournaments this fall, with solid wins over the Johnnies in each meet.

The Gusties topped St. John’s by eight strokes in last weekend’s 54-hole Twin Cities Classic at three different layouts -- they topped SJU by 11 strokes in day one, were three higher in round two and played even on day three. Gustavus also edged St. John’s by eight strokes the previous weekend at UW-Eau Claire and topped them by 11 strokes earlier in September at Bemidji State.

In 1999, Gustavus beat SJU by nine strokes in the Twin Cities Classic only to come 12 shots short vs. the Johnnies in the 36-hole conference meet at Bunker Hills the following weekend.

Augsburg, St. Thomas and Concordia are looking for more consistent play and hope to make a title run if the Gusties and Johnnies falter.

Individuals to Watch:
With Van Rossum graduated, a new medalist will be crowned in 2000.

Gustie senior Chad Gustafson of Forest Lake took sixth in the 1999 MIAC Championships with a 154. This fall he’s claimed medalist honors at the Bemidji State Invite and the Twin Cities Classic and finished third at the UW-Eau Claire Invite. His stroke average through seven rounds is 72.5. Other top Gusties include Neil Johnson, a freshman from River Falls, Wis., won medalist honors at the UW-Eau Claire meet; senior Robb Trenda of Owatonna; freshman Luke Benoit of Faribault; and sophomore Dan Suedbeck of Redwood Falls.

St. John’s returns all of its 1999 championship squad, including Schmitz, a sophomore from Farmington who placed second; senior Matt McGovern of Northfield, who took eighth; and senior Robert Cliff of Mankato, who tied for ninth;. Freshman Nathan Proshek of New Prague and soph Paul Pronath of St. Cloud also are playing well for the Johnnies this fall.

St. Thomas senior Mike Wilhelm of Fargo, N.D. (South HS), is trying to earn All-MIAC honors for the fourth year in a row. He tied for 10th in 1997, placed fifth in 1998 and tied for fourth in 1999.

Another top returner from 1999 is Carleton junior Matt Stangl, who fired a pair of 76s to finish third at last year's championship. Earlier this season Stangl broke the course record at Northfield Golf Club, shooting a 5-under par 66 to claim medalist honors at the Carleton Fall Invitational.

Two other All-MIAC returners are Concordia senior Seth Johnson of Devils Lake, N.D., and Macalester junior Eli Amerson of Port Townsend, Wash., who finished tied for ninth. Amerson was last year’s first-round co-leader.

Augsburg has won or shared medalist honors the last two seasons. Auggie All-MIAC hopefuls include senior Hans Anderson of St. Louis Park and junior Nate Kruger of Litchfield -- a junior college All-America last year at Bethany Lutheran.

Other Players to Watch:
•Augsburg has placed third or better in the last six MIAC Championships. With just one senior this fall, the Auggies have struggled to find a consistent top five. In fact, Augsburg's No. 2 team is outscoring its No. 1 team by over two strokes per meet, 313.75 to 315.44. Leading the Auggies are Anderson, Kruger, and junior Thad Bloberger of St. Michael-Albertville.
•St. Thomas, which has placed second, fourth and fourth in the last three conference tournaments, is led by Wilhelm, fellow seniors Dave Bonk of South St. Paul and Brian Nordin of Eagan and St. Thomas Academy, and freshman Mark Niles of Fargo, N.D.
•Concordia is led by Johnson, junior Mike Hagen of Moorhead and sophs Durand Onell of Litchfield and Adam Hanson of Barrett.
•Besides Stangl, Carleton is led by freshman Andrew Liesch, who shot even-par 72 at Rush Creek in last weekend’s Twin Cities Classic.
•Bethel, fifth last season, is led by senior captain Jesse GeRoy of Moorhead and junior Todd Peterson of Des Moines, Ia.
•St. Mary’s is led by senior Bryan Heim of Spooner, Wis., and freshman Kyle Sabot of Arden Hills. •Macalester, under first-year coach Martha Nause, a former long-time LPGA pro, is led by
juniors Amerson and Mark Flynn of Madison, Wis., senior Drew Schrader of Tony, Wis., and soph Alex Loesch of Kimball.
•St. Olaf didn’t compete in 1999 but reinstated golf this season, under longtime coach Ken Pratt. Three juniors lead the Oles -- Brian Odlaug of Maplewood (Hill Murray HS), Joachim Rasmussen of Oslo, Norway, and Nate Meunier of West Chester, Pa.

Tee Times:
11:23 ST. MARY'S (7) CONCORDIA (6) BETHEL (5)





(NOTE: Saturday pairings will be based on Friday results. We’ll follow same format allowing individual leaders to play together. Saturday tee times begin at 11:15 a.m.)

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