Salina, Kan.–Frederik Lundsgaard (Jr., Jebjerg, Denmark, History/Government) was the best golfer on the course Monday and Tuesday, leading the Statesmen men’s golf team to the title at the Kansas Wesleyan Invitational.
WPU won the nine-team event with a two-day tally of 590 (293-297) at the par-70 Salina Country Club. The navy and gold led by just one stroke after the opening day, but claimed their fourth gold of the year by distancing themselves from second-place LeTourneau (Texas) during the last round to win by six shots.
A total of 51 competitors were in the field and Lundsgaard topped them all. He shared the tournament’s low score of 141 (68-73) with Seth Walters of LeTourneau, but bested him in a playoff to earn the medalist award. The title is the junior’s third of the season.
Zachary Chegwidden (Fr., Essex, England, Business Management) was also in the mix for the win, finishing three strokes back in third place at 144 (69-75).
Clay Tucker (Sr., Oskaloosa, Iowa, Elementary Education) added another top-10 effort, tying for seventh at 149 (76-73), while Sebastian Rulis (Jr., Denmark, Business Management) tied for 22nd (80-76–156) and Peter Frederiksen (Jr., Hornslet, Denmark, Mechanical Engineering) tied for 33rd (80-82–162) to round out William Penn’s scoring.
The top team was not alone on the trip as William Penn also put its second squad into action. The reserve team, which placed fifth overall at 629 (318-311), was paced byBrandon Dizon (Sr., San Leandro, Calif., Sociology) in a tie for 19th at 154 (78-76).
Zach Swink (Jr., Burlington, Iowa, Sociology) was next, tying for 22nd at 156 (79-77). Kyle Hashimoto (Sr., Acampo, Calif., Exercise Science) (T-29th, 78-81–159), Skylar Cunningham (So., Knoxville, Iowa, History/Government) (T-41st, 89-77–166), and Cade Hartman (Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., Business Management) (47th, 83-91–174) also swung the sticks in Kansas.
“This was a good win for our team,” Head Coach Steve Tucker said. “It was a long trip for a new competition, but it was worth it to get the win.”
“This was a great win for Freddy as well and a good event for Zach C. and Clay,” Tucker added. “We did not play our best, but still found a way to come out on top.”
Next Up: William Penn travels to Fort Madison next Monday to compete in the Iowa Wesleyan Classic. Play will be contested at Sheaffer Memorial Golf Course.
Story provided by Wade Steinlage