Sophomore Peder Larson shot one-under-par 71 on Sunday to close out an impressive weekend and lead No. 10-ranked St. Thomas to the team victory at the two-day, 36-hole Augsburg Invite at the Majestic Oaks course in Ham Lake.
The Tommies (287-298/585) posted a four-stroke win over Bethel and a six-stroke cushion on UW-Eau Claire. They beat teams from 11 other universities in their first competition of 2018-19.
Larson's 140 total (69-71) finished second among 103 players and first among 65 golfers from eight MIAC teams. Nebraska Wesleyan's Alex Kubik (72-67/139) edged Larson by one stroke for medalist honors.
UST's three teams finished first, eighth and 12th place and put three players in the top 13. Herb (72-73/145) tied for fifth and Ben Kisla (77-70/147) tied for 10th. Kusla's closing-day 70 was Sunday's third-best score of the torunament.
No. 10-ranked St. Thomas shot a one-under 287 on Saturday to build a five-shot lead at the halfway point of the 16-team Augsburg Invite. UST teams are in first, eighth and 12th place. The final 18 holes will be played Sunday.
St. Thomas (287), UW-Eau Claire (292), Concordia-Moorhead (293), Bethel (294), Augsburg (299), Nebraska Wesleyan (301), Manitoba (302) and UST's No. 2 team (304)