FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The South Dakota men’s golf team improved by two positions on the final day of the Colorado State Ram Masters Invitational Tuesday at the Fort Collins Country Club. The Coyotes shot a team 287 in the final round to place 11th with 874 strokes over the three rounds.
Freshman Jacob Michel improved his standing on the final tour of the course, shooting a 1-under-par 69 to place in a tie for eighth with a 209. He entered the third round in a tie for 12th place. He totaled 11 birdies over the three rounds to help him finish 1-under-par for the tournament.
Junior Tommy Vining and senior Matt Swanson each finished in a tie for 51st position with 221 strokes each over the three rounds. Vining shot a 74 in the final round while Swanson shot his best round of the tournament with a 2-over-par 72.
Sophomore Matt Tolan and freshman Tate Arends each tallied a 73 in the final round, with Tolan placing in a tie for 66th position with 224 strokes. Arends placed 99th with 235 strokes.
Host Colorado State won their own tournament with a record low of 823 strokes, finishing 17-under-par. Individual medalist Francois Lagraulet of UMKC also set a tournament record with his 9-under over the three rounds.