Aurora Wins NACC Men's Golf Title

Aurora University, 2017-18 NACC Men's Golf Champion
Aurora University, 2017-18 NACC Men's Golf Champion

AURORA, Ill. -- Aurora University scored an event-best 299 in the final round en route to the 2017-18 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Men's Golf Championship Monday at Stonebridge Country Club.

The Spartans won their second NACC title and first since the 2009-10 season as they ended Wisconsin Lutheran College's run of three straight with a four-round total of 1,230.

Edgewood College finished nine strokes back in second with 1,239, Concordia University Wisconsin was third with 1,273 and Marian University fourth with 1,295. Wisconsin Lutheran was fifth with 1,297, MSOE sixth with 1,318 and Benedictine University seventh with 1,335. Lakeland University and Dominican University rounded out the standings with 1,349 and 1,393.

Concordia Wisconsin's Sam Schlosser won medalist honors and earned the Roger Fleming Player of the Year award as he tallied an 11-over-par 200 (71-76-81-71) in the four-day championship to finish a stroke better than Aurora's John Torres (73-76-75-76).

Edgewood Matthew Davidson tied for third overall with a 15-over-par 303 (75-76-76-76) and was the top rookie finisher, which earned him the NACC Freshman of the Year award.

The Spartans' Justin Wyeth was voted NACC Coach of the Year by his peers. The conference title earned AU a trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship next month.

Additionally, the top 10 finishers were named All-NACC.


2017-2018 NACC Championship
Oct. 8-9, 2017: The Irish at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wis. (Rounds 1-2)
Apr. 22-23, 2018: Stonebridge C.C., Aurora, Ill. (Rounds 3-4) Par: 72 72 72 72 Yards: 6750 6750 6815 6815 Fin. Top 20 teams Scores Total Par 1 Aurora......................... 309 307 315 299 1230 +78 2 Edgewood....................... 302 318 314 305 1239 +87 3 Concordia Wisconsin............ 324 317 321 311 1273 +121 4 Marian......................... 322 314 338 321 1295 +143 5 Wisconsin Lutheran............. 333 325 325 314 1297 +145 6 MSOE........................... 322 335 336 325 1318 +166 7 Benedictine.................... 338 343 329 325 1335 +183 8 Lakeland....................... 339 328 346 336 1349 +197 9 Dominican...................... 357 353 345 338 1393 +241 Fin. Top 20 Players Team Scores Total Par 1 Schlosser, Sam....... Concordia Wisconsin............ 71 76 81 71 299 +11 2 Torres, John......... Aurora......................... 73 76 75 76 300 +12 t 3 Davidson, Matthew.... Edgewood....................... 75 76 76 76 303 +15 t 3 Hentrich, Zach....... Edgewood....................... 77 75 75 76 303 +15 5 Harreld, Sean........ Aurora......................... 76 77 82 74 309 +21 6 Gnewikow, Damon...... Wisconsin Lutheran............. 88 72 79 73 312 +24 7 Hinz, Dawson......... Edgewood....................... 76 79 82 76 313 +25 8 Hudson, JT........... Aurora......................... 78 81 80 75 314 +26 t 9 Benjamin, Nate....... Concordia Wisconsin............ 86 77 76 76 315 +27 t 9 Pridemore, Tim....... Wisconsin Lutheran............. 76 80 84 75 315 +27 11 Fluck, Jackson....... Aurora......................... 82 73 78 83 316 +28 12 Sherwood, Jake....... Marian......................... 80 69 87 81 317 +29 13 Dye, Maxwell......... Marian......................... 78 80 79 81 318 +30 t 14 Brown, Tyler......... Dominican...................... 80 83 81 76 320 +32 t 14 Velez, Jordan........ Benedictine.................... 83 82 76 79 320 +32 16 Eversoll, Jackson.... Edgewood....................... 74 90 82 77 323 +35 17 Hansen, Austin....... Lakeland....................... 77 82 82 83 324 +36 18 Hermsen, Nathan...... Benedictine.................... 83 83 79 80 325 +37 19 Redmon, Nick......... MSOE........................... 82 82 81 81 326 +38 t 20 Mueller, Jacob....... MSOE........................... 78 81 91 81 331 +43 t 20 Riva, Brad........... Benedictine.................... 83 83 84 81 331 +43