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Shea Stoltenberg recorded an invitational-high eight birdies en route to a 11th place finish at the UIU Invitational
Courtesy: USF Athletics

Cougar Men Finish 6th at Upper Iowa Spring Invite

Courtesy: USF Athletics
          Release: 04/07/2012
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The University of Sioux Falls men's golf team shot a 315 in the second round of the Upper Iowa Spring Invitational Saturday to finish sixth (631) in the nine-team all NSIC competition, improving their standing by one position from Friday's round. The Cougars placed two scorers in the top 15 of the individual field and completed the invite first in birdies made with 22 on the weekend.

John Cantril of Augustana College took home the individual crown after recording round of 74 and 72 to finish just two-over.

The top three spots in the team standings did not change today, as Minnesota held off St. Cloud State by three strokes to win the team title. St. Cloud had a team score of 612 for second place and Augustana was not far behind, finishing with a 615 for third.

Shea Stoltenberg continued to be USF's top scorer, guiding in four additional birdies today to tie Winona State's Alex Zeyen for a first-place ranking in birdies made (8). His second round of 77 gave him a 154 to tie for 11th place. Stoltenberg also finished second in par five scoring, where he went five-under and averaged a score of 4.38.

The Cougars second scorer to finish in the top 15 of the individual standing was Jordan Mueller. He bettered his card by one stroke Saturday, entering the clubhouse in 77 strokes to record a 155 and tie for 14th overall.

Levi Smith also improved his numbers, firing a 78 giving him a 159 to tie for 29th. He finished with a notable five birdies on the weekend.

Troy Klongerbo shot an 83 to tie for 41st (163), while Brennan Thompson recorded an 86 to tie for 62nd (176).

The Cougars will begin the spring portion of the NSIC Conference Championship April 13 at the Jewell Golf Course. USF enters the spring session in a three-way for second with Concordia (St. Paul) and Minnesota State. Three Cougars are currently in the top 11 of the championship individual leaderboard (Smith 4th, Klongerbo & Stoltenberg 11th).

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