Schnathorst, Blomseth top 20 at Jamestown Invite
Former Lakers Tanner Schnathorst and Wyatt Blomseth competed Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the season-opening University of Jamestown Invitational in Jamestown, North Dakota.
Schnathorst’s Vikings of Valley City State University finished 2-under (286) placing first behind the play of medalist Jared Lentz (-4), a collegiate-best round of 68 during the 18-hole tournament at the Jamestown Country Club.
Lentz finished tied for first place individually with Devon Schade of the University of Manitoba, but Lentz took home medalist honors after winning the scorecard tiebreaker with his back-nine score of 33.
Schnathorst, a junior, tied for fifth with a round of 1-over 73.
Four Vikings finished in the top eight. The 2-under team total is the first time the team has finished a round under par since the program was reinstated at VCSU in 2009.
The Vikings narrowly edged Manitoba by two shots for first place and finished 21 shots ahead of the University of Jamestown, which placed third. A total of eight teams and 45 golfers competed in the men's tournament.
Blomseth, a freshman at M-State Fergus Falls shot a 77 (+5) and was low man for the Spartans finishing in a six-way tie for 17th place.
M-State tied for third with a team score of 307.
Schnathorst and Valley City State will be in the neighborhood at Wildflower Golf Course in Detroit Lakes, Minn., to compete at the Concordia College Invite on Sept. 8-9.