Tommies make it three in a row at MIAC Men's Golf Championships

St. Thomas won its third consecutive MIAC Men's Golf Championship on Monday.
St. Thomas won its third consecutive MIAC Men's Golf Championship on Monday.

JORDAN, Minn. – The University of St. Thomas men's golf team completed the three-peat on Monday evening, locking up the program's third consecutive Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) championship and punching a ticket to the 2020 NCAA Division III Tournament.


The Tommies totaled 878 strokes (+14) over 54 holes, the second-lowest three-round team score in recorded conference history. The team's 284 in round three also set a new MIAC-low score for a final round and is tied for the second-lowest 18-hole score in conference history as well.

The Toms were led by senior medalist Emmet Herb, who carded a 74-69-68 over three rounds of play for a 54-hole total of 211, the second-lowest three-round tally in MIAC history. Herb also tied former Gustavus standout John Bleyhl's 1988 record for the lowest final round by an individual champion with a third-round 68 to close out Herb's final MIAC meet.

Gustavus placed second in the team standings with a three-round total of 892 (301-301-290), followed by Saint John's in third at 896 (305-300-291). Augsburg placed fourth at 912 (306-297-309), with Concordia two shots behind at 914 (305-300-309). Bethel finished sixth with 930 (319-308-303), followed by St. Olaf in seventh at 937 (321-308-308), Saint Mary's in eighth at 939 (326-315-298), Carleton in ninth at 943 (321-310-312), and Macalester in tenth at 973 (340-316-317).

St. Thomas' Herb placed first individually with a five-under-par 211. Gustavus' Jacob Pedersen took second at 218 (+2), followed by Saint John's Preston Kopel and St. Thomas' Jack Nasby in a tie for third at 220 (+4). One stroke behind them in a tie for fifth were Augsburg's River Goodmanson and Gustavus' Max Ullan at 221 (+5), with Concordia's Gage Stromme in seventh at 222 (+6). A pair of Johnnies - David Schneider and Charlie Stuck - tied for eighth at 224 (+8), while St. Olaf's Casey Parker rounded out the top ten at 225 (+9).

Those ten low-scoring individuals earned recognition on the MIAC's 2019 All-Championship Team and will be automatic All-Conference selections in the spring.

2019 MIAC Men's Golf Championships

Round 1
Team Results | Individual Results | Photos

Round 2
Team Results | Individual Results |

Round 3
Team Results | Individual Results |

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