MITCHELL, SD - Junior Andrew Zinn turned in a career-low round of 74 on Saturday, to help highlight the Buena Vista men's golf team which finished third overall among the nine teams during the 36-hole Palace City Classic.
Zinn's career-best followed an opening round 76 on Friday, and he finished the event only two shots back of fifth and 11 shots off the top spot. The sixth-place finish also is his second career top-10 finish.
Conor Dondale was a shot better on Saturday (76) and took 13th, while John Bral was 16th after his final round 78. Matt Linquist and Jaxson Armstrong, who each fired rounds in the 70's on Friday, closed the event in 26th and 27th place, respectively, after rounds of 83 and 86.
As a team, BVU finished with an overall team score of 618, marking its lowest total of the year and its best 36-hole total since finishing with a 611 at last year's BVU Spring Invite. It was just eight shots behind runner-up Dakota Wesleyan.
Northwestern College (IA) took the team title (574) and also landed the individual medalist, as Ryan Kiewiet finished at five-under 139.
Buena Vista will send a JV team to the Iowa Lakes CC JV Tournament on Sunday, September 23 before the varsity teams return to action next weekend to compete in the 54-hole Twin Cities Classic in Minneapolis, Minn., beginning on September 29.