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Men’s golf fights off bad weather

April 6, 2018

Michelle Ravel / The Courier

Last weekend, the Scots traveled to Galesburg for the Jim Wetherbee Memorial Invite at the Soangetaha Country Club. The tournament featured a handful of Midwest Conference teams including Knox College, Lake Forest, and Illinois College.

Monmouth would finish 15th behind all of the Midwest Conference teams. On day one Nate Hopper would come in with the low score for the Scots shooting a 77. Sam Gillen would come in next shooting a very nice 81. Senior Logan Moothart would score an 82 while Luke Long would round off the fourth score with a 90.

On day two the weather conditions would become much worse with winds gusting in the low 30s all day for the golfers and temperatures dropping as well. The weather did not affect Logan Moothart as he would enter the clubhouse on Saturday with the second lowest score of the field on the day shooting a 76 just one stroke behind the lowest score of the day. That 76 and an 80 on the second day from Nate Hopper would help the Scots gain some ground on their competitors, shooting five strokes better than Knox. Nate Monroe would card an 88 on the second day while Same Gillen would be the Scots fourth score with a 91.

The Scots were going to take a trip this upcoming weekend to Waverly, IA for the Warburg College Invite, but the tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather. The golf team’s next scheduled tournament will be the Augustana College Invite on April 13-14.

Luke Long
Contributing Writer

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