Men's golf: Alexandria College places seventh in Arizona tournament

Lukas Justesen cracked the top 10 which helped the team place in the top eight.

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The Alexandria College men’s golf team had a trip to the desert earlier this month as they competed in the Maverick Desert Classic in Goodyear, Arizona, on March 6-7, 2023.

Out of a nine-team field that included Concordia-St. Paul, Bemidji State, Minnesota State-Mankato, and a few four-year schools from the midwest, the Legends placed seventh with a stroke total of 617 (41-over par).

Concordia-St. Paul’s A team won the tournament with a stroke total of 577 (1-over par).

Lukas Justesen led the way for the Legends with a tied-for-ninth finish. The Detroit Lakes native finished with a two-day score of 2-over par (74 72 - 146).

Eagan native Hank Sogge finished tied-for-22nd with a two-day score of 7-over par (79 72 - 151), while Gannon Walsh, a Belgrade native, placed tied-for-42nd by scoring 161 (77 84). He tied teammates Jayme French (79 82) and Nick Noble (80 81) for 42nd, along with a few others.


French is a Fargo native, while Noble is from Sunfish Lake.

Conner Josephson, a Redwood Falls native, placed tied-for-52nd with a score of 167 (85 82), and Colin Swedzinski, a Dawson native, placed 50th with a score of 163 (84 79).

Missouri Western State’s Marius Dosiere won the individual tournament with a score of 6-under par (68 70 - 138) over Bemidji State’s Ben Corbid (69 72 -141).

The Alexandria men’s team, along with the Alexandria women’s team, is headed to Niobrara, Nebraska, for the Tatanka Spring Invite on April 14-15, 2023.

Currently, this is the final tournament that both programs have scheduled before their national championship tournaments from May 23-26, 2023.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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