Mills Wins Central Regional, Leads Golden Flashes to First Place

Updated 5/24/2000
Kent's Jon Mills shot a tournament-low 65 to capture individual medalist honors and lead the Kent State University men's golf team to a second-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional Saturday at Victoria Country Club in Victoria, Texas, on May 20.

Mills opened the tournament with an even-par 72 in the first round. He bettered that with a 66 in the second round and wrapped up the tournament with a 65 to finish 11-under par and five strokes ahead of runner-up Cody Freeman of the Oklahoma.

As a team, the Golden Flashes shot 849 (291-285-273) to finish just three strokes behind No. 23 Texas (291-284-272--847). The second-place finish sends Kent State on to the NCAA Championship May 31-June 3 at the Grand National Golf Complex in Opelika, Ala. The trip marks Kent State's seventh NCAA Championship appearance in the past 11 years.


Coming up in MAC Men's Golf

May-June
31-3 NCAA Chamionship
Grand National Golf Complex
Opelika, Ala. (hosted by Auburn)
MAC teams competing:  Kent


2000 Pepsi MAC Golfers of the Week

May 3 		Ben Curtis, Kent
 		A.T. Spires, Ohio
April 26 	Ben Curtis, Kent
April 19 	Ben Curtis, Kent
April 12 	Jeff Ritchey, Miami
April 4 	Sam O'Dell, Marshall
March 26 	Mike Sabo, Miami

MAC in the
Golfweek Sagarin College Rankings
(Top-50 as of May 9)

Team 		Individual
21. Kent 	15. Ben Curtis, Kent

MAC in the Mastercard Collegiate Rankings
(Top-50 as of May 10)

Team Individual
20. Kent 	13. Ben Curtis, Kent

May
18-20 NCAA Central Region Chamionship
Victoria Country Club
Victoria, Texas (hosted by Southwest Texas Univ.)
MAC teams competing:  Kent and Toledo
Individual:  Lee Curry, Miami

1. 	Texas 			291-284-272--847
2. 	Kent 			291-285-273--849
3. 	Oklahoma State		288-279-283--851
4. 	Minnesota		292-286-274--852
5. 	Northwestern 		296-268-290--854
6. 	TCU 			299-280-290--859
7. 	Oklahoma 		302-277-281--860
   	Kansas 			302-281-277--860
8. 	Baylor 			299-281-282--862
9. 	Mississippi 		289-294-283--866
   	Michigan 		297-286-283--866
10. 	Texas A&M 		291-292-285--868
11. 	SMU 			285-296-289--870
12. 	Ohio State 		303-286-285--874
13. 	Tulsa 			305-284-290--879 
14. 	Arkansas State 		296-300-284--880
15. 	Southeastern Louisiana 	301-293-287--881
  	Arkansas-Little Rock 	305-291-285--881
  	Colorado  		299-301-281--881
18. 	Coastal Carolina 	290-307-289--886
19. 	North Texas 		297-299-292--888
20. 	Wichita State 		302-302-286--891
21. 	Oral Roberts 		306-297-290--893
22. 	Toledo 			307-298-296--901
23. 	Jackson State 		300-294-331--925

2000 Mid-American Conference Men's Golf Championship
The Medallion Club
Westerville, Ohio
Rockery and Meadows Courses
6802 yards, par 72

1. 	Kent 			282-283-279-281--1125
2. 	Toledo 			286-286-293-274--1139
3. 	Miami 			285-288-278-092--1143
4. 	Marshall 		282-298-292-291--1163
5. 	Eastern Michigan 	294-294-293-296--1174
6. 	Bowling Green 		293-289-299-301--1182
7. 	Ball State 		297-303-296-289--1185 
8. 	Northern Illinois 	292-309-295-295--1191
 	Ohio 			292-296-300-303--1191
10. 	Akron 			313-308-299-302--1222
	
 *  Individual results are listed on page 3

2000 Men's MAC Rankings
(listed by average)

Player 			Yr.  School 	Strokes  	Rds. 	Ave. Low Rd.
# 12 Ben Curtis 	Sr.  Kent 	3046 		43 	70.84 65
Jon Mills 		Jr.  Kent 	2869 		40 	71.73 65
Dustin Risdon 		Fr.  Kent 	1308 		18 	72.67 70
Danny Sahl 		Jr.  Kent 	2934 		40 	73.35 66
Tim Rice 		Sr.  Toledo 	3160 		43 	73.49 68
Lee Curry 		Jr.  Miami 	2139 		29 	73.76 67
Brent Goulding 		Jr.  EMU 	2667 		36 	74.08 68
Tim Countryman 		Sr.  NIU 	2371 		32 	74.09 69
Sam O'Dell 		Sr.  MAR 	2751 		37 	74.35 70
Richard Elliott 	Sr.  Toledo 	2612 		35 	74.63 67
Dave Emanuelson 	Sr.  NIU 	2390 		32 	74.69 69
Jaysen Hansen 		So.  EMU 	2465 		33 	74.70 70
Erik Herberth 		So.  Ohio 	2542 		34 	74.76 70
Joe Hill 		Jr.  Ohio 	2544 		34 	74.82 69
Eric Phipps 		So.  Miami 	1422 		19 	74.84 68
Kevin Kornowa 		Fr.  Toledo 	3225 		43 	75.00 69
Ashley Wilt 		Jr.  Toledo	2104 		28 	75.14 67
A.J. Riley 		Sr.  MAR 	2784 		37 	75.24 68
Dan Witt 		So.  BSU 	1129 		15 	75.27 71
Brad Pemberton 		Fr.  EMU 	2484 		33 	75.27 70
Alan Murray 		So.  Toledo 	2711 		36 	75.31 69
Jeff Mankiewicz 	So.  EMU 	1884 		25 	75.36 69
Jeff Ritchey 		Sr.  Miami 	2186 		29 	75.38 63
Ryan Chattin 		Sr.  BSU 	2639 		35 	75.40 70
Brian Post 		Sr.  BSU 	2639 		35 	75.40 70
Jason Westrick 		Jr.  BSU 	905 		12 	75.42 69
Steve Childress 	Jr.  NIU 	1737 		23 	75.52 67
Jonah Karzmer 		Fr.  Kent 	2344 		31 	75.61 71
A.T. Spires 		Jr.  Ohio 	2572 		34 	75.65 69
Blake Johnson 		Jr.  Miami 	1438 		19 	75.68 65
Adam Speirs 		Jr.  Miami 	2423 		32 	75.72 71
Jon Smarrelli 		Jr.  BGSU 	2197 		29 	75.76 68
Mike Sabo 		So.  Miami 	2426 		32 	75.81 68
Shaun Stanek 		Sr.  EMU 	2731 		36 	75.86 70
Aaron Williams 		So.  MAR 	2812 		37 	76.00 68
Jeff Martin 		Sr.  NIU 	2204 		29 	76.00 71
Jimmy McKenzie 		Sr.  MAR 	2815 		37 	76.08 70
Jason Witczak 		Jr.  MAR 	914 		12 	76.17 72
Kenny Cook 		Fr.  BSU 	1528 		20 	76.40 72
Justin Gillham 		So.  BGSU 	2217 		29 	76.45 70
Todd Pieri 		Sr.  BSU 	2143 		28 	76.54 69
Brian Gerken 		So.  BGSU 	1684 		22 	76.55 71
Brian Perry 		Jr.  MAR 	1686	 	22 	76.64 71
Bill Pollert 		Jr.  BSU 	2305 		30 	76.83 70
Mike Suhre 		Sr.  NIU 	2231 		29 	76.93 69
Jeff Chadwell 		Fr.  Ohio 	2623 		34 	77.15 70
Tyler Duke 		So.  Ohio 	2546 		33 	77.15 70
David Jones 		Fr.  Toledo 	2170 		28 	77.50 69
Jeff Brue 		Fr.  NIU 	931 		12 	77.58 72
Dave Higham 		Jr.  EMU 	1166 		15	77.73 72
Corey Patterson 	Sr.  Akron 	2488 		32	77.75 70
Adam Balls 		Fr.  BGSU 	2257 		29 	77.83 72
Chris Jamieson 		So.  Akron 	2501 		32 	78.16 70
Andy Miller 		Fr.  BGSU 	1801 		23 	78.30 74
Dan Metzendorf 		So.  Kent 	1725 		22 	78.41 74
Dave Kotsos 		Sr.  BGSU 	1108 		14 	79.14 74
Steve Sisson 		So.  MAR 	1271 		16 	79.44 76
Andy Spencer 		So.  Akron 	1910 		24 	79.58 71
Brian Schorsten 	So.  Akron 	2548 		32 	79.63 72
H.J. Wenger 		Jr.  Akron 	1755 		22 	79.77 73
George Thomas 		Fr.  Akron 	1244 		15 	82.93 77

2000 MAC Men's Golf Tournament, Individual Results

Fin   	Name, School Scores
1   	Ben Curtis, Kent 	66   69   69   70  274 -14
2   	Jon Mills, Kent 	72   71   67   67  277 -11
3   	Tim Rice, Toledo 	69   68   73   69  279 -9
 	Danny Sahl, Kent 	69   72   69   69  279 -9
5   	Erik Herberth, Ohio 	67   73   73   70  283 -5
 	Jeff Ritchey, Miami 	72   74   63   74  283 -5
7   	Lee Curry, Miami 	67   69   75   73  284 -4
 	Eric Phipps, Miami 	72   73   68   71  284 -4
9   	Ashley Wilt, Toledo 	74   72   72   69  287 -1
 	Jeff Mankiewicz, EMU 	73   71   72   71  287 -1
11   	Jimmy McKenzie, MAR 	70   74   74   70  288 E
12   	Jonathon Smarrelli, BGSU73   70   74   72  289 +1
 	Richard Elliott, Toledo 73   75   74   67  289 +1
14   	A.J. Riley, MAR 	68   76   72   74  290 +2
15   	Kevin Kornowa, Toledo 	70   72   74   75  291 +3
16   	Brian Post, BSU 	73   73   72   74  292 +4
 	Dan Witt, BSU 		74   77   74   67  292 +4
18   	Jaysen Hansen, EMU 	72   74   73   75  294 +6
19   	Sam O'Dell, MAR 	72   77   72   75  296 +8
 	Jason Witczak, MAR 	76   72   76   72  296 +8
21   	Corey Patterson, Akron 	75   74   72   76  297 +9
 	Joe Hill, Ohio 		74   69   76   78  297 +9
 	Justin Gillham, BGSU 	74   73   74   76  297 +9
 	Aaron Williams, MAR 	72   76   74   75  297 +9
 	Brian Gerken, BGSU 	73   73   76   75  297 +9
 	David Jones, Toledo 	78   74   76   69  297 +9
27   	Dave Emanuelson, NIU 	73   76   72   77  298 +10
 	William Pollert, BSU 	74   77   72   75  298 +10
 	Jonah Karzmer, Kent 	75   71   74   78  298 +10
30   	Jeff Martin, NIU 	78   77   71   73  299 +11
31   	Brent Goulding, EMU 	77   71   76   76  300 +12
 	Steve Childress, NIU 	74   77   75   74  300 +12
31   	Brad Pemberton, EMU 	77   75   72   76  300 +12
 	Mike Sabo, Miami 	74   72   77   77  300 +12
35   	Adam Speirs, Miami 	75   81   72   74  302 +14
 	Shaun Stanek, EMU 	72   80   76   74  302 +14
 	Mike Suhre, NIU 	71   79   79   73  302 +14
38   	Jeff Chadwell, Ohio 	76   78   74   76  304 +16
39   	Ryan Chattin, BSU 	76   78   78   73  305 +17
40   	Tim Countryman, NIU 	74   80   77   75  306 +18
 	Chris Jamieson, Akron 	78   79   73   76  306 +18
 	Andy Miller, BGSU 	80   73   75   78  306 +18
43   	A.T. Spires, Ohio 	75   76   77   79  307 +19
44   	Adam Balls, BGSU 	73   75   82   78  308 +20
45   	Kenny Cook, BSU 	79   76   78   77  310 +22
46   	Dan Metzendorf, Kent 	82   79   76   75  312 +24
47   	Andy Spencer, Akron 	81   77   78   77  313 +25
48   	Brian Schorsten, Akron 	79   78   80   79  316 +28
 	H.J. Wenger, Akron 	85   82   76   73  316 +28
50   	Tyler Duke, Ohio 	81   85   83   81  330 +42

Team-by-Team Results
Fin  	Team/Players  		Scores
1 	Kent 			282  283  279  281   	1125
1 	Ben Curtis 		66   69   69   70 	274
2 	Jon Mills 		72   71   67   67 	277
T3 	Danny Sahl 		69   72   69   69 	279
T27 	Jonah Karzmer 		75   71   74   78 	298
46 	Dan Metzendorf 		82   79   76   75 	312

2   	Toledo 			286  286  293  274   	1139
T3 	Tim Rice 		69   68   73   69 	279
T9 	Ashley Wilt 		74   72   72   69 	287
T12 	Richard Elliott 	73   75   74   67 	289
15 	Kevin Kornowa 		70   72   74   75 	291
T21 	David Jones 		78   74   76   69 	297

3   	Miami 			285  288  278  292   	1143
T5 	Jeff Ritchey 		72   74   63   74 	283
T7 	Lee Curry 		67   69   75   73 	284
T7 	Eric Phipps 		72   73   68   71 	284
T31 	Mike Sabo 		74   72   77   77 	300
T35 	Adam Speirs 		75   81   72   74 	302

4   	Marshall  		282  298  292  291   	1163
11 	Jimmy McKenzie 		70   74   74   70 	288
14 	A.J. Riley 		68   76   72   74 	290
T19 	Sam O'Dell 		72   77   72   75 	296
T19 	Jason Witczak 		76   72   76   72 	296
T21 	Aaron Williams 		72   76   74   75 	297

5   	Eastern Michigan 	294  291  293  296   	1174
T9 	Jeff Mankiewicz 	73   71   72   71 	287
18 	Jaysen Hansen 		72   74   73   75 	294
T31 	Brent Goulding 		77   71   76   76 	300
T31 	Brad Pemberton 		77   75   72   76 	300
T35 	Shaun Stanek 		72   80   76   74 	302

6   	Bowling Green  		293  289  299  301   	1182
T12 	Jonathon Smarrelli 	73   70   74   72 	289
T21 	Justin Gillham 		74   73   74   76 	297
T21 	Brian Gerken 		73   73   76   75 	297
T40 	Andy Miller 		80   73   75   78 	306
44 	Adam Balls 		73   75   82   78 	308

7   	Ball State  		297  303  296  289   	1185
T16 	Brian Post 		73   73   72   74 	292
T16 	Dan Witt 		74   77   74   67 	292
T27 	William Pollert 	74   77   72   75 	298
39 	Ryan Chattin 		76   78   78   73 	305
45 	Kenny Cook 		79   76   78   77 	310

T8   	Northern Illinois 	292  309  295  295   	1191
T27 	Dave Emanuelson 	73   76   72   77 	298
30 	Jeff Martin 		78   77   71   73 	299
T31 	Steve Childress 	74   77   75   74 	300
T35 	Mike Suhre 		71   79   79   73 	302
T40 	Tim Countryman 		74   80   77   75 	306

T8   	Ohio  			292  296  300  303   	1191
T5 	Erik Herberth 		67   73   73   70 	283
T21 	Joe Hill 		74   69   76   78 	297
38 	Jeff Chadwell 		76   78   74   76 	304
43 	A.T. Spires 		75   76   77   79 	307
50 	Tyler Duke 		81   85   83   81 	330

10   	Akron 			313  308  299  302   	1222
T21 	Corey Patterson 	75   74   72   76 	297
T40 	Chris Jamieson 		78   79   73   76 	306
47 	Andy Spencer 		81   77   78   77	313
T48 	Brian Schorsten 	79   78   80   79 	316
T48 	H.J. Wenger 		85   82   76   73 	316