By Colin Marklowitz —
The Blue Devils men’s golf team got off to a strong start to the fall season behind the stellar play of transfer student Kraig Joy, a junior from Neenah, Wis. In his first meet for the Blue Devils, Joy shot a 73 on the first day and followed that up with a 72 on the second day to finish second individually at the Edgewood College Fall Invitational on Aug. 30. After day one, University of Wisconsin–Stout sat in fourth place. Day two however, was a different story as the Blue Devils put together the best team round of the tournament. Senior Blake Lentner, from Ramsey, Minn., led the way with a personal best 70, and freshman Trey Hewuse from Tomah shot a 71 on the day as the team shot a combined score of 291 to propel them into a second place finish.
UW–Stout’s second meet of the year, the Carthage College Tim Kopka Memorial, went even more smoothly, as they sat in second place throughout, led by Joy, who claimed individual medalist honors at the tournament. Joy shot a score of 69 each day, only the fifth UW–Stout player since 2006 to score a 69 and only the second to record back-to-back rounds of 69. Dylan Kline, a freshman from Albertville, Wis., finished 12th individually and Lentner finished 18th.
The golf team will travel to Sauk Center and Sartell, Minn. for the St. Johns University Fall Invitational on Sept. 13 and 14.