Minnesota Crookston shot a team score of 319 for the tournament.

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golf team finished 18th at the 2018 Missouri Western State University Holiday Inn Express Central Region Classic at the St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo.

    The tournament was a regional invite with teams from across the Central Region participating. The tournament was set to be a two-day 54-hole tournament but rain delayed the start of the tournament on Mon., Oct. 8 as the teams got in just 18 of a scheduled 36 holes after not commencing play until 11:45 a.m. The final round was ultimately canceled as well for Tues., Oct. 9 as the rain and forecast rendered the course unplayable.

    Minnesota Crookston shot a team score of 319 for the tournament, just six strokes behind St. Cloud State University. The Golden Eagles were led by Connor Humble (So., Rosemount, Minn.), who turned in a 76. Ben Koisti (Sr., Lake Norden, S.D.) carded a 78 over the 18 holes. Ben Trostad (Fr., Crookston, Minn.) shot an 82 on the tournament, while Ethan Johnson (Sr., Roseau, Minn.) turned in an 83.

    Washburn University took the team championship with a score of 284, besting Henderson State University and Missouri Western State by three strokes. The individual medalist was Lucas Horseman of Missouri Western State, who turned in a 67 on his home course Monday.

    Monday’s tournament was the final one of the fall for the Golden Eagles. They return to action during the spring season.