Following a 14th-ranked finish at the Midwest Regional Invitational in Galena, Ill., the weekend before, men’s golf was able to post a strong showing at the Loras Fall Invitation in Peosta, Iowa, this past Sunday, Sept. 23 and Monday, Sept. 24 placing second out of six teams.
The Duhawks finished with a total team score of 50-over par, falling eight strokes behind champion Knox College. Junior Jake Grabner led the way for the Duhawks, finishing in a four-way tie for second place, all while shooting a 10-over 152 on the weekend.
Other notable performances included sophomore Jake Peiser shaving 10 strokes off his card from Sunday into Monday and first-year Ryan Keating shooting an 11-over 153, finishing two strokes off the lead. Josh Schumacher of Knox College took the crown for individual play, shooting a weekend best 9-over 151.
The weather conditions in Peosta, Iowa, during their meet were not too bad for golf. There was about a 10 mile-per-hour wind breeze that stayed relatively predictable. The sun was beating down with a warm 74 degrees. The lack of clouds made things a little more troublesome because staying in the sun too long can get you sun burned.
Men’s golf will next travel to Oakbrook, Illinois on Thursday, Sept. 27 to compete in the Elmhurst Invitation, hosted by Elmhurst College.