UMN Crookston Trap team remains in 4th, Men's Golf finishes in 9th

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The University of Minnesota Crookston trap team remains in fourth place in the USA College Clay Target League 1A-Conference 3. The Golden Eagles shot a team score of 533.5 for the week to reach a total score of 1,084.00 for the season. They continue to lead Mitchell Technical College and Mount Aloysius College. UMN Crookston is 280 points behind Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in third place.

Lily Krona (Fr., Bemidji, Minn.) continues to impress early on and remains one of the top female shooters in all of the USA College Clay Target League with a season average of 21.5. Krona had an average of 22.5 for the week with her best round being 22-of-25 for the week.

The best averages for the week came from Garret Horak (Sr., Urbandale, Iowa) and Hailey Olson (So., Albertville, Minn.), who each had averages of 23.0 for the Golden Eagles. Horak hit 24-of-25 targets in his first round, as did Olson. Charles Walsh (Sr., Park Rapids, Minn.) posted an average of 22.5 for the Golden Eagles. Nick Grams (Jr., Belle Plaine, Minn.), Josiah Bullivant (So., Dassel, Minn.), and Ellen Payne (Fr., St. Louis Park, Minn.) all hit an average of 22.0 targets. Ellie Hintze (Sr., Coon Rapids, Minn.), Krona, and Sam McGregor (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) all averaged 21.5 targets. Madie Wildfeuer (Jr., Ormsby, Minn.) averaged 21.0 targets for the week, while Shayla Risser (Fr., Baudette, Minn.) averaged 20.5 for the Golden Eagles.

Lake Superior College continues to lead 1A-Conference 3. The Golden Eagles move into the third week of competitive shooting this week.

Men's Golf

The University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golf team finished ninth out of 16 teams at the Missouri Western State University (MWSU) Holiday Inn Express Classic played at St. Joseph Country Club in St. Joseph, Mo. The Golden Eagles moved up three places after tying for 12th after the first round. The Golden Eagles shot their best round of the season with a 296 in the second round. The Golden Eagles shot a 296 for the first time since March 29, 2013 at the Wayne State Spring Invite.

Minnesota Crookston had the third best score of all the NSIC schools at the tournament. They were behind just Winona State University and Minnesota State University-Mankato. The Golden Eagles defeated Concordia University-St. Paul, Bemidji State University, Upper Iowa University, Augustana University, and the University of Sioux Falls.

The Golden Eagles were led by Connor Humble (R-Sr., Rosemount, Minn.), who shot rounds of 75 and 69 to finish tied for 11th. Humble’s 69 is the best individual round for the Golden Eagles since Ben Koisti shot a 69 on Sept. 11, 2017 at the BSU Invitational.

Keegan Poppenberg (Jr., Esko, Minn.) shot a 79 and a 73 for the tournament. Ben Trostad (Sr., Crookston, Minn.) carded rounds of 74 and 80. Rory Wutzke (Fr., Camrose, Alberta) put up rounds of 78 and 77 for UMN Crookston. Layton Bartley (Fr., Fargo, N.D.) shot an 80 and a 77 for the tournament.

Cade Pederson (R-So., West Fargo, N.D.) rounded out the UMN Crookston contingent with rounds of 79 and 75.

The University of Central Oklahoma had rounds of 280 and 289 to finish as the team champion. Washburn University’ Dawson Willis had rounds of 71 and 66 to earn the individual crown.

Minnesota Crookston will complete the fall portion of their schedule Monday, October 18 and Tuesday, October 19 at the Fort Hays State Tiger Classic in Hays, Kan.

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