Warriors Open Spring Season At Historic Pinehurst

Warriors Open Spring Season At Historic Pinehurst

PINEHURST, N.C. - The Wisconsin Lutheran College men's golf team opened the spring portion of its season by shooting a team score of 954 at the three-day Pinehurst Intercollegiate against several NCAA Division I teams. Senior Jacob Mortell (Eden Prairie, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran) led the Warriors with a three-round 230 on the weekend.


  • Tournament: Pinehurst Intercollegiate
  • Location: Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst, N.C.
  • Course Info: 6937 Yards, Par 71
  • WLC Team: 11th of 11 (+102)
  • Top WLC Individual: Jacob Mortell (+17), T-44th of 69


  • Following opening two rounds of 77, Mortell capped his weekend with a 76, highlighted by a birdie on the 584-yard par 5 on hole No. 6.
  • Sean Esenberg (Jackson, Wis./Kettle Moraine Lutheran) played consistently for the Warriors over the weekend, finishing at +23 (79-79-78).
  • Pete Kaufmann (Davenport, Iowa/Central) carded a 244 (79-81-84).
  • Garrett Ralston (Machesney Park, Ill./Harlem) improved his scorecard over the course of the weekend, capped off by a 79 on the final day to bring his total to 247 (87-81-79).
  • Tyler Wood (Eagan, Minn./St. Croix Lutheran) totaled a three-day 252 (86-79-87).
  • The Warriors' round of 316 on Saturday was their best round of the tournament.
  • Xavier won the event with a team score of 878, holding off Elon who finished just a stroke back of the Musketeers.
  • Morehead State's Will Branham topped the 69-player tournament field with a three-round 213 (75-69-69).


  • T-44. Jacob Mortell, 230 (+17)
  • 59. Sean Esenberg, 236 (+23)
  • T-62. Pete Kaufmann, 244 (+31)
  • T-65. Garrett Ralston, 247 (+34)
  • 68. Tyler Wood, 252 (+39)


  • The Warriors return to Pinehurst, N.C. where they will compete against St. Andrews at Pinehurst Resort on March 23-24. Tee times are scheduled for 12 p.m. and 9 a.m., respectively.