Macomb, Ill. -- Junior Jack McClintock improved his score in each of his three rounds at the Beu Mussatto Invitational to pace the North Dakota men's golf team with a 230 total (+14). McClintock fired a 75 (+3) in the Fighting Hawks final action before the Big Sky Championship in two weeks.
He tied for 35th and was three strokes ahead of senior captain Daniel Sayler, who carded a 77 (+5) in his final loop to post a 233 (+17) total. Freshman Patrick Traynor, who had the low round of the tournament for UND with a second-round 73 (+1), was one stroke behind Sayler with a 234 (+18) after a final round 80 (+8).
The team scores were higher on Saturday, but host Western Illinois' A-Team was able to hold onto the team title after shooting a 297 (+9) to finish with an 863 (-1). Indian Hills Community College maintained second and finished three strokes behind the Leathernecks with an 866 (+2) total.
UND finished 11th with a 932 total (+68) after carding a 313 (+25) in the final round. The Fighting Hawks opened play Friday with scores of 309 and 310 in their first wo rounds.
Cardinal Stritch's Brian Murtagh led wire-to-wire to capture medalist honors after shooting a 207 (-9) during his three rounds at the Harry Mussatto Golf Course.
UND will open play at the 2017 Big Sky Championship in Boulder Creek, Nev., on Friday, April 28.
Beu Mussatto Invitational (Final Results)
|1.||Western Illinois||283-283-297 = 863 (-1)|
|2.||Indian Hills CC||284-283-299 = 866 (+2)|
|3.||William Woods||285-285-297 = 867 (+3)|
|4.||Cardinal Stritch||287-289-292 = 868 (+4)|
|5.||Culver Stockton||296-295-307 = 898 (+34)|
|11.||North Dakota||309-310-313 = 932 (+68)|
UND Individuals (Final Results)
|t35.||Jack McClintock||78-77-75 = 230 (+14)|
|t41.||Daniel Sayler||76-80-77 = 233 (+17)|
||80-73-81 = 234 (+18)|
|t57.||Jeremy Kirk||76-82-82 = 240 (+24)|
|65.||Ryan Ames||88-79-80 = 247 (+31)|
-- UND --