September 23, 2012
Vikings finish 17th at Dubuque
|Head coach Paul Del Vecchio (L), senior Jeff Paustian (R) and the Augustana Vikings finished 17th at this weekend's Dubuque Fall Invitational.|
DUBUQUE, Iowa-Freshman Alex Walter (Camp Point Central HS, Camp Point, Ill.) shot an Augustana-low round of 80 Sunday as the Vikings finished 17th at the Dubuque Fall Invitational. Clarke's Josh Udelhofen was the individual medalist and led his team to the title with a two-round total of 144. The Crusaders shot a collective 607, three strokes better than second-place Kirkwood.
Walter was Augustana's top finisher. His two-round total of 165 (85-80) tied for 54th. He was followed by sophomores Jake Groselak (Lemont HS, Lemont, Ill.), who shot a 171 (84-87) to finish tied for 72nd, and Grant Murphy (Dunlap HS, Peoria, Ill.), who tied for 76th with a 173 (86-87), and freshman David Ferlmann (Peoria Notre Dame HS, Dunlap, Ill.), who shot a 179 (94-85) to tie for 83rd. The Vikings' leader after day one, senior Jeff Paustian (Geneva HS, Geneva, Ill.), withdrew after shooting an 83 on Saturday.
Udelhofen (71-73--144) bested Coe's Tyler Gunderson (74-73--147) by three strokes for individual medalist honors. Central's Mike Maller (76-72--148) was third and his 72 tied for Sunday's best round.
Clarke (309-298--607) trailed Kirkwood (308-302--610) by one stroke after Saturday, but shot a collective 298 on Sunday to overtake the Eagles. Central (323-295--618) vaulted from a seventh-place tie to third with Sunday's best collective round. A second Central team (313-312--625), Simpson (315-310--625), Dubuque (313-312--625) and Viterbo (319-306--625) tied for fourth in the 18-team field.
On Thursday, September 27, the Vikings will be competing in the Elmhurst Invitational, which is schedule to tee off at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Brook Country Club in Oak Brook, Illinois.