Viking Golf: Fall Season Recap

Oct 7th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
The Valley City State men's and women's golf teams wrapped up the fall portion of their 2013-14 season in late September.

Overall, it was a fairly successful fall season for the teams with numerous Top 2 team and Top 10 individual finishes.

VCSU Men's Golf
The Viking men's golf team won one meet, and took second in four other meets as they finished Top 2 in five out of the seven meets played this fall. Two Vikings, Shane Ost and Jake Richels, won individual medalist honors.

The men's team won the Bismarck Mystics Invitational on Sept. 3 and took second place at four other meets. VCSU also set a new modern-day school record with a 297 team total on day one of the VCSU Invitational. It is the first time VCSU had shot fewer than 300 since the golf program returned in 2009.

Ost was the Vikings leading golfer throughout the fall. He averaged 76.91 a round in the seven meets, and was playing extremely well at the beginning of the fall. His even-par round of 72 on Sept. 3 won the Bismarck Mystics Invitational. His best round of the year was a 71.

Ben Sorenson was not far behind Ost, averaging a 77.36 score per round. Sorenson twice shot a 73 for his best round of the season.

Freshman Jake Richels was third on the team with a 78.89 average. His best rounds came toward the end of the year. Richels shot a 74 at the University of Minnesota Morris invite to earn his one tournament victory.

Darren Young also came in under 80 with a 79.13 scoring average. His best round was a 73.

Other scoring averages for VCSU include: Tyler Stevens, 81.22; Casey Colemer, 81.44; Beau Diegel, 82.22; Trevor Justesen, 82.86; Cody Colemer, 85.57.

VCSU Women's Golf
The Viking women had two golfers compete this fall: Haley Christofferson and Alyssa Tait.

In five tournaments, Christofferson came away with four Top 10 finishes, including third at the Bismarck Mystics Invitational and fourth at the VCSU Invitational.

Alyssa Tait recorded three Top 20 finishes, including 10th at the Mystics Invitational.

VCSU will resumes its golf season this spring. The spring season includes the national qualifier tournament.