NIACC's Boerjan ties for 62nd at nationals

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - NIACC sophomore Ben Boerjan shot a 41-37 - 78 Friday during the final day of the NJCAA Division II national tournament at the Swan Lake Golf Resort on Thursday.

Boerjan, who prepped at St. Ansgar, tied for 62nd with a four-day total of 80-80-79-78 - 317.

"He played the best round of the four days (Friday)," NIACC coach Chris Frenz said, "and hit the ball really well.

"He didn't play his best this week and I know that's frustrating for him, but to make it to back-to-back national tournaments is quite an achievement and one that he should be proud of."

Last season, Boerjan tied for 43rd (75-77-78-72 - 302) at the national tournament in Foley, Ala.

"I've had a blast coaching him the past two years," Frenz said. "He's such a great student, strong leader and just all-around great person."

Boerjan's 2019 spring season:

Kirkwood Eagle Spring Classic - 74-73 - 147. Wartburg College Invitational - 70-81 - 151. NJCAA Region XI preview - 85. Iowa Central Invitational - 69-78 - 147. Iowa Lakes Invitational - 72. NJCAA Region XI tournament - 71-77 - 148. NJCAA Division II national tournament - 80-80-79-78 - 317 (tied for 62nd).

Low 18-hole round - 69 (Iowa Central Invitational, April 14, 2019). Low 36-hole round: 147, twice. 18-hole average (14 rounds, 1,067 strokes) - 76.2.

Career bests:

Low 18-hole round: 69, twice. Low 36-hole round: 147, twice.