FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn.-- Men's golf hosted their home invitational on Tuesday and the team responded with their best golf of the season. The Ram got low numbers from a pair of first-year players and one veteran on the way to a second place team finish, just one stroke from the team title.
Sophomore D.J. O'Brien (Scandia, Minn./Chisago Lakes) fired an NCU-career low 79 (+8) to tie for second overall, just a stroke off medalist honors. Junior Justin Johnson (Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville) tied for 4th place with season-low 81.
Freshman Noah Gross (Loganville, Ga./Archer) posted a new NCU-career low round of 83 which earned him 8th place. Freshman Grant Dodds (Woodbury, Minn./New Life Academy) finished 12th with a 90 to round out the Rams scoring effort.
Overall, the North Central team score of 333 was the lowest team score since the 2015 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference Championship final round on October 10, 2015. Crown College (St. Bonifacius, Minn.) finished with a score of 332. Zach Zuberbier of Martin Luther College (New Ulm, Minn.) was the individual medalist on the day with a 78.
North Central will be off from competition until September 26 when they travel to Francis Gross National Golf Course (Minneapolis, Minn.) for the University of Northwestern Invitational. Tee times are scheduled for 11 a.m.