No. 11-ranked St. Thomas moved up one spot on the final 18 and closed in second place out of 15 schools (19 teams) at the three-day, 54-hole Twin Cities Classic, which concluded Monday in Bloomington.
No. 25-ranked Gustavus posted a winning 877 score and finished with an 18-stroke cushion on the runner-up Tommies.
Placing 2-3-4-5-6-7 were St. Thomas (895), Concordia-Moorhead (899), UW-Eau Claire and St. John's (903), St, John's II (905) and Nebraska Wesleyan (922). St. Thomas' No. 2 squad shot 940 for 10th place.
Freshman Matthew Raab of the Tommies' No. 2 team shot 74 on Monday and tied for 15th overall.
Coach Scott Proshek's team will compete in the three-day MIAC Championships starting Saturday in Jordan, Minn. The Tommies will attempt to win the team championship for the third year in a row, something not done before in UST program history.
No. 11-ranked St. Thomas Men's Golf sits tied for third place out of 19 teams after day two of the three-day, 54-hole Twin Cities Classic.
The final 18 holes are set for Monday at Minnesota Valley Country Club in Bloomington.
No. 25-ranked Gustavus (585) leads UW-Eau Claire (594) by nine. St. Thomas, St. John's I and St. John's II all are at 599, while Concordia-Moorhead is at 604.
No. 11-ranked St. Thomas Men's Golf sits in fourth place out of 19 teams after day one of the three-day, 54-hole Twin Cities Classic on Saturday.
The event continues with 18 holes on Sunday, plus the final 18 on Monday.
The Tommies shot 303 with their first team, and posted a 306 with their second team.
UW-Eau Claire (293), Gustavus (294), Concordia-Moorhead (302), St. Thomas No. 1 and St. John's (303), and St. Thomas No. 2 (306) hold the first six teams spots.