(Crete, Ill.) Junior Eric Hartstein (South Bend, Ind.) led the Saints with a 4 over 76 and a second place individual finish, but the Saints finished 8 strokes behind University of St. Francis in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) tournament.
After rain cancelled Friday's first round, the tournament would be decided in a one day event held at the par 72, 6,700 yard Balmoral Woods Country Club.
St. Francis earned the automatic bid to the NAIA national championships held at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill. May 24th - May 27th shooting a team score 308 in the one day event.
"Unfortunately we picked a bad time to shoot our worse round of the year," said Head Coach Tim Holt. "However, I don't want that to diminish what we have accomplished on the course this year."
As a team the Saints shot a 316. Matthew Code (Ontario, Canada) and Tyler Alge (Huron, Ohio.) each shot a 79 on the day. Mike Prior (Schoolcraft, Mich.) shot an 82 while Tyler Kanczuzewski (South Bend, Bend, Ind.) finished with an 84.
"Hopefully we can build off this experience and I look forward to an exciting 2011-12 season," said Coach Holt.
Finishing out the scores on the day were Robert Morris (323), Calumet College (331), Judson (331), Olivet Nazarene (347), and Purdue Calumet (353).
Holy Cross finishes the year with a 90 - 13 head-to-head overall record including 5 first place finishes, three second place finishes, and a third place finish in 10 tournaments.