Men's Golf 1997-98

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1997 Fall Season

Men's Golf Team Continues Conference Domination - With all but one golfer returning from a team that finished 11th at the NCAA Championships last spring, Head Coach Scott Moe was confident his 1997-98 squad would be very competitive and they did not disappoint him.

The Gusties began their fall campaign with wins at the Bemidji State and North Dakota State Invitationals and ending up winning four of the six tournaments that they competed in during September and October. The team saved two of their best performances for last as they won the MIAC Championship and finished fifth out of 12 at the prestigious Gordin Collegiate Classic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At the conference meet, the Gusties claimed their second title and 15th in the past 16 years.

Individually, senior Max Addler claimed medalist honors, while juniors Steve Erickson and Kyle Landon tied for second and sophomore J.P. Prenevost, the defending conference champion, finished fourth. Addler became the 13th consecutive Gustavus golfer to MIAC medalist honors and the 19th in the past 22 years. At the Gordin Collegiate Classic, an invitation only tournament for the top Division III programs in the country, the Gusties finished fifth (out of 12) and were led by Kyle Landon who placed fourth (out of 63). Coach Scott Moe's squad headed into the spring season ranked fifth nationally.

1998 Spring Season

The Gusties turned in a very successful spring season as they finished eighth out of 21 teams at the NCAA Championships and won all four tournaments that they participated in prior to the national tournament.

Depth was a key for Coach Scott Moe's squad as evidenced by all five Gustavus golfers finishing in the top 50 (out of 120) at the NCAA Championships. Steve Erickson led the way with a 25th place finish, followed by Kyle Landon and Shawn Gudahl in 32nd place and Max Addler and JP Prenevost in 47th place. Steve Erickson received All-America honors by virtue of his finish at the national tournament combined with his regular season play. The Gusties have finished in the top ten at the NCAA Championships seven times in the past 10 years.

Fall 1997 Schedule

Date Opponent Location
Sept. 7-8 Bemidji State Invitational Bemidji, MN
Sept. 12-14 Erv Kaiser Invitational Fargo, ND
Sept. 21-22 Blugold Collegiate Fall Classic Eau Claire, WI
Sept. 28-29 Twin Cities Classic Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 3-4 MIAC Championship Coon Rapids, MN
Oct. 17-19 The Gordin Collegiate Classic Myrtle Beach, SC

Spring 1998 Schedule

Date Tournament Location
April 10 Augustana (IL) Invite Davenport, IA
April 11 Knox Invite Galesburg, IL
April 19-20 Gustie Spring Invite Interlaken GC, Fairmont
Le Sueur CC, Le Sueur
April 25-26 Mankato State Invite Lakeside CC, Waseca
May 12-15 NCAA Championships Jekyll Island, GA


Name Class Hometown
Max Addler SR Tenstrike
Stephen Erickson JR Bemidji
Shawn Gudahl JR Blue Earth
Chad Gustafson FY Forest Lake
Curt Jorgenson SO Fairmont
John Kieber SO Le Sueur
Kyle Landon JR Casper, Wyoming
J.P. Prenevost SO Le Sueur
Jeff Thompson SO Bemidji
Robb Trenda FY Owatonna