#SummitMGF All-League Teams Released

#SummitMGF All-League Teams Released

Men's Golf Championship Web site


NEWTON, Kan. – The Summit League announced its 2016-17 all-league men's golf teams at the annual awards banquet Saturday evening, prior to the start of The Summit League Men's Golf Championship in Newton, Kan. The awards were determined through a vote by the league's nine head coaches.

A pair of Denver golfers landed on the first team in Chris Korte and Petter Mikalsen. Korte earns his third career all-league honor (2015, first team; 2016, second team). The junior, who was named 2015 Newcomer of the Year, ranks second on his team and third in the league with a 73.32 stroke average. He finished in a tie for sixth at the Hawkeye Invitational with a season-low round of 70. Mikalsen, the 2015 Golfer of the Year, leads his Pioneer squad with a 73.27 average, to rank second in The Summit League. The senior captured the Paintbrush Invitational with a 13-under par 203 (70-64-69), where his second round 64 stands as a league-low.
Oral Roberts' Cody Burrows lands on the first team for the second consecutive season. The sophomore leads the league with a 72.48 stroke average and has a pair of top-five finishes and four top-10 placements. He carded his season-low round of 67 twice (Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate, Bob Sitton Invitational) this year. 

North Dakota State's Will Holmgren has a trio of top-10 finishes, including a third-place finish at the John Dallio Memorial, and ranks fourth in the league with a 73.35 average. He fired a season-low 68 in the second round of the SDSU Jackrabbit Invitational.

South Dakota's Tommy Vining rounds out the all-league first team. The sophomore shot a third round 66, his season low, at the Itani Quality Homes Collegiate, is fifth in the league in stroke average at 73.50 and has three top-10 performances.

The second team consists of IUPUI's Austin Crowder (74.76), North Dakota State's Andrew Israelson (74.08), Alejandro Restrepo (74.72), Fort Wayne's Zach Schroeder (73.75) and South Dakota's Cody Seal (74.37).

The 2017 Summit League Men's Golf Championship takes place Sunday-Tuesday at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton, Kan. Live stats will be provided through Golfstat, and updates available via Twitter @summitchamps.

2016-17 All-Summit League Men's Golf Teams
First Team
Cody Burrows, Oral Roberts, So.
Will Holmgren, North Dakota State, So.
Chris Korte, Denver, Jr.
Petter Mikalsen, Denver, Sr.
Tommy Vining, South Dakota, So. 

Second Team
Austin Crowder, IUPUI, So.
Andrew Israelson, North Dakota State, Fr.
Alejandro Restrepo, South Dakota State, Fr.
Zach Schroeder, Fort Wayne, So.
Cody Seal, South Dakota, Sr.


ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl. 

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