Battle of the irons

by Christopher Ponton

photo courtesy by Jim Naprstek/ Loras college athletics

Following a postponement of the Clarke Invitational on Wednesday, Sept. 5, men’s golf teed off this past weekend at the Midwest Regional Invitation to begin their 2018-2019 campaign. Benedictine University hosted an event that took place at Eagle Ridge North Golf Course in Galena, IL, spanning both Friday and Saturday Sept. 14 and 15. Among the 32 schools in attendance, Loras College was able to finish 14 overall, posting a combined team score of 67-over par. Individual stand out performances included senior Will Arndt posting a team best 7-over 79 on day two of match play, as well as junior Jake Grabner finishing tied 53 overall with six birdies. The top finish this weekend was awarded to Carthage College, winning the team title with a combined team score of 24-over par. Jordan Knutson, a member of the Carthage College golf team, also took home some hardware for the program, as he finished first overall, carding a three-under par combined 141 over two days of play. The Duhawks will next compete this upcoming Sunday and Monday, Sept. 23 and 24, at Thunder Hills Country Club, hosting the Loras Fall Invitational.

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