Men’s Golf Shows Depth at St. John’s

Jackson Gerber, Sports Editor


The Augsburg men’s golf team traveled up north this past weekend to compete in the St. John’s University Fall Invitational, finishing 17th in the 17-school, 22-team tournament.

Senior Brett Buckingham was the top golfer for the Auggies over the weekend, finishing with a 7-over-par 150 total which put him in a tie for 22nd. On his second day, a score of 70 matched his lowest round of the season. He was just one of four golfers to finish in the top 48 in the tournament.

First-year River Goodmanson also tallied a season personal best total score of 151, which put him in a tie for 25th place, and fellow first year Gavin Metz finished in a tie for 36th with a total score of 153. Senior Harrison Cooper was the fourth golfer in the top 48 with a total score of 156, putting him in a tie for 48th. The fifth and final golfer on the A-team was first year Billy Peterson with a total weekend score of 160.

There were some highlights from the B-team in the tournament as well. Junior Gunnar Goodmanson finished with a career best 36-hole score of 154, putting him in a tie for 40th. Senior David Walker finished just outside the top half of competitors in a tie for 62nd with a 158 total on the weekend.

The men’s team has a good problem on their hands in trying to solidify their team, with multiple golfers that could step in and compete at a high level. Look for another strong finish from the Auggies at the MIAC Championships next weekend.

This article was originally published in the September 27, 2019 issue.