Mid-American Conference Men's Golf Release

Updated 4/19/2000
Pepsi MAC Men's Golfer of the Week

Ben Curtis Kent
Sr. Ostrander, Ohio
Curtis placed fourth at the Kepler Cleveland Classic, hosted by Ohio State. He has placed in the top-15 at all nine tournaments this season. He shot a three-round total of 219 (71-73-75) for a three-over par.

Other Top Performances

Brian Post (BSU, Sr., Rensselaer, Ind.) tied for seventh place at the BSU Invitational. He shot three rounds of 72 for a total of 216 to lead the Cardinals to the team title.

Jon Smarrelli (BGSU, Jr., New Castle, Pa.) recorded his third consectutive top-13 finish at the BSU Invitational. His second round of 69 was two strokes off the low round for the tournament and the best round of his collegiate career. He shot 216 for the three rounds to pace Bowling Green to a tie for 12th place.

Lee Curry (Miami, Jr., Nepean, Ontario) led the RedHawks with a tie for ninth place at the Kepler Cleveland Classic. He posted a low-round of 72 and tallied 223 strokes on the par 72 course over three rounds, marking the third time he has led Miami this season.

Tim Rice (Toledo, Sr., Limerick, Ireland) tied for fifth place with a three-round score of 220 (78-70-72). He paced the Rockets to a third-place tie with Michigan.

Team Notes

Ball State won the BSU Invitational after a five-man playoff on the first hole. The squad combined for three birdies and two pars to defeat Eastern Kentucky and IUPU-Indianapolis.

Bowling Green's Jon Smarrelli recorded his third consectutive top-13 finish at the BSU Invitational. His second round of 69 was two strokes off the low round for the tournament and the best round of his collegiate career. He shot 216 for the three rounds to pace Bowling Green to a tie for 12th place.

Kent placed fifth at Ohio State's Kepler Cleveland Classic. The Golden Flashes currently rank 13th nationally according to the Mastercard Collegiate Rankings and 24th in the Golfweek Sagarin College Rankings. Ben Curtis ranks 12th individually in both rankings.

Miami shot a final round of 300 to finish sixth at the Kepler Cleveland Classic, led by Lee Curry's even-par 72. The squad entered the final day in a three-way tie for seventh place and finished the tournament at 41-over par with a total score of 905. Eric Phipps, who led Miami entering into the final round, finished in 16th place with a score of 225 (71-77-77--225).


Coming up in MAC Men's Golf

April
22-23 First Energy Collegiate
 Firestone G.C.
 Akron, Ohio


This Spring in MAC Men's Golf

April
15-16 BSU Invitational--14 teams
  The Players Club
  Yorktown, Ind.
 1. Ball State (won playoff) 	293-293-289--875
 2. Eastern Kentucky 		288-288-299--875
 3. IUPU-Indianapolis 		289-293-296--878
 4. Youngstown State 		290-296-294--880
 5. Wright State 		288-296-297--881
 T12. Bowling Green 		302-294-300--896

14-15 Kepler Cleveland Classic--17 teams
  OSU Scarlett Course
  Columbus, Ohio
 1.  Northwestern 	297-285-294--876
 2.  Ohio State 	298-293-295--886
 3.  Toledo 		305-296-296--897
     Michigan 		300-293-304--897
 5.  Kent 		300-300-298--898
 6.  Miami 		298-307-300--905
 11. Marshall 		305-300-312--917
 16. Akron 		318-319-315--952

7-9  COMPAQ U.S. Collegiate Championships--16 teams
  Eldorado G.C.
  Las Cabos, Mexico
 1. Georgia Tech 	288-275-275--939
 2. Clemson 		293-278-281--855
 3. Oklahoma State 	286-285-284--855
 4. Houston 		291-280-290--861
 5. Georgia 		288-282-292--862
 T11. Kent 		305-297-301--903

31-1  marshall invitational golf Tourn.--19 teams
  Guyan Golf & Country Club
  Huntington, W.Va.
 1. Michigan 		288-288-301--877
 2. Miami  		288-296-297--881
 3. Indiana 		297-291-299--887
 4. Iowa 		294-291-303--888
 5. Ohio 		290-298-302--890
  Ohio State 		293-295-302--890
 T8. Marshall 		298-291-306--895
  Michigan State 	301-289-305--895
 10. Toledo 		299-304-296--899
 15. Eastern Michigan 	301-303-310--914

March-April
31-1  Kentucky Johnny owens inv.--16 teams
  Kearney Hill Golf Links
  Lexington, Ky.
 1. Louisville 		288-303-287--876
 2. Marshall 		296-291-295--882
 3. Western Kentucky 	291-297-297--885
 4. Ohio 		294-300-295--889
 5. Morehead State 	294-298-300--892
 6. Eastern Michigan 	304-297-293--894
 9. Miami 		306-305-292--903
 T10. Ball State 	305-299-303--907
 T14. Akron 		320-300-310--930

March
25-26 Dr. Pepper Intercollegiate--18 teams
  Tanglewood Resort
  Pottsboro, Texas
 1. Minnesota 		285-285-275--845
 2. Kent 		280-285-287--852
 3. Michigan 		287-288-281--856
 4. Penn State 		286-291-283--860
 5. Michigan State


April
31-1  Kentucky Johnny owens inv.--16 teams
  Kearney Hill Golf Links
  Lexington, Ky.
 1. Louisville 		288-303-287--876
 2. Marshall	 	296-291-295--882
 3. Western Kentucky 	291-297-297--885
 4. Ohio 		294-300-295--889
 5. Morehead State 	294-298-300--892
 6. Eastern Michigan 	304-297-293--894
 9. Miami 		306-305-292--903
 T10. Ball State 	305-299-303--907
 T14. Akron 		320-300-310--930
 			295-289-286--870
     Toledo 		288-293-289--870--
 11. Ball State 	288-291-299--879
 12. Marshall 		287-297-296--880
 13. Northern Illinois 	285-298-298--881
 16.  Akron 		293-303-292--888

24-25 Eastern Kentucky Spring Intercoll.--18 teams
  Arlington G.C.
  Richmond, Ky.
 1. Methodist 		289-293-289--871
 2. Morehead State 	298-294-299--891
 3. Eastern Kentucky 	302-297-301--900
 4. Belmont University 	301-297-303--901
 5. Bowling Green 	304-300-301--905
  Tennessee-Martin 	295-306-304--905

20-21 El Diablo Intercollegiate--9 teams
  El Diablo Golf and C.C.
  Citrus Springs, Fla.
 1. Baylor 		294-294-291--879
 2. Rice  		302-298-293--893
 3. Northern Illinois 	306-300-292--898
 4. Eastern Kentucky 	305-304-295--904
 5. Kentucky 		307-307-295--904
 8. Marshall 		321-301-305--927

17-18 Treasure Coast Classic--14 teams
  St. Lucie West C.C.
  Port St. Lucie
 1. Liberty 		302-307-302--911
 2. Notre Dame 		305-314-299--918
 3. Jacksonville State 	302-308-314--924
 4. Morehead State 	305-311-317--930
    Seton Hall 		318-301-311--930
 10.Akron 		308-311-328--946

17-18 Bradford Creek Intercollegiate--20 teams
 1. Virginia Commonwealth 571
    Virginia Tech 571
 3. Rhode Island 575
 4. Purdue 579
 5. Maryland 583
 11.Miami 591

17-18 Kauai Collegiate Cup--11 teams
  Princeville Makai Course
  Princeville, Hawaii
 1. San Diego 		287-290-291--868
 2. Western Kentucky 	293-289-288--870
 3. Penn State 		285-297-292--874
 4. James Madison 	290-295-296--881
 5. Eastern Michigan 	294-301-288--883

11-12 Birkdale Collegiate--18 teams
  Birkdale Golf Course
  Huntersville, N.C.
 1. Virginia Commonwealth 286-287-286--873
 2. Mississippi 	288-288-302--878
 3. Augusta 		297-293-289--879
 4. College of Charleston 292-287-282--891
 5. Wake Forest 	299-294-304--897
    Virginia Tech 	303-293-301--897
 9. Miami 		307-293-308--908

11-12 Silver Springs Individual--19 teams
  C.C. of Silver Spring Shore
  Ocala, Fla.
 1. Kent 		286-287-300--856
 2. Indiana 		288-288-302--858
 3. Penn State 		285-288-287--860
 4. Colorado Springs 	292-287-282--861
 5. Kentucky 		289-285-289--863
 12. Northern Illinois 	291-292-296--879
 13. Eastern Michigan 	294-295-291--880
 15. Bowling Green 	294-297-292--883
 16. Ball State 	301-288-298--887
 17. Ohio 		303-295-298--896
 19. Akron 		310-303-302--915

6-7 William & Mary Invitational
  Kingsmill Plantation Course
  Williamsburg, Va.
 1. Marshall 		300-298--598
    Austin Peay 	303-295--598
 3. Elon 		300-299--599
 4. UNC-Wilmington 	301-299--600
 5. Campbell 		305-299--604

6-7 Randolph Cup-Six Man Tournament
  Kingsmill Plantation Course
  Williamsburg, Va.
 1. Baylor 		294-294-291--879
 2. Rice 		302-298-293--883
 3. Northern Illinois 	306-300-292--898
 4. Eastern Kentucky 	305-304-295--904
 5. Kentucky 		307-307-295--909
 8. Marshall 		321-301-305--927

4-5 Wolverine South Invitational--18 teams
 Hunter G.C.
 Savannah, Ga.
 1.  Miami 		306-300--606
 2.  Methodist 		304-304--606
 3.  Michigan 		313-306--619
 4.  Ohio 		312-310--622
 5.  Xavier 		322-305--627
 T6. Marshall 		317-311--628
 9.  Northern Illinois 	325-306--631
 13. Ball State 	326-314--640
 16. Bowling Green 	336-327--663
 17. Akron 		338-330--668

Past Pepsi MAC Golfers of the Week

April 3 Sam O'Dell, Marshall
March 26 Mike Sabo, Miami

MAC in the
Golfweek Sagarin College Rankings
(Top-50)
Team 		Individual
24. Kent 	12. Ben Curtis, Kent

MAC in the Mastercard Collegiate Rankings
(Top-50)
Team 		Individual
13. Kent 	12. Ben Curtis, Kent
		65. Jon Mills, Kent

2000 Men's MAC Rankings
(listed by average)

Player 			Yr. School   Strokes Rds Avg. Low Rd.
# 12 Ben Curtis 	Sr. Kent 	1906 27 70.59 65
Jon Mills 		Jr. Kent 	1957 27 72.48 68
Brent Goulding 		Jr. EMU 	1690 23 73.48 68
Tim Countryman 		Sr. NIU 	1840 25 73.60 69
Tim Rice 		Sr. Toledo 	2215 30 73.83 68
Lee Curry, 		Jr. Miami 	1182 16 73.88 71
Sam O'Dell 		Sr. MAR 	2230 30 74.33 70
Danny Sahl 		Jr. Kent 	2009 27 74.41 69
Richard Elliott 	Sr. Toledo 	2013 27 74.56 69
Dave Emanuelson 	Sr. NIU 	1866 25 74.64 69
Brad Pemberton 		Fr. EMU 	1717 23 74.65 70
Jaysen Hansen 		So. EMU 	1495 20 74.75 70
Joe Hill 		Jr. Ohio 	1794 24 74.75 71
Erik Herberth 		So. Ohio 	1795 24 74.79 70
Steve Childress 	Jr. NIU 	1200 16 75.00 67
Alan Murray 		So. Toledo 	2252 30 75.07 69
Kevin Kornowa 		Fr. Toledo 	2255 30 75.17 69
Blake Johnson 		Jr. Miami 	1204 16 75.25 65
Ashley Wilt 		Jr. Toledo 	1355 18 75.28 71
Ryan Chattin 		Sr. BSU 	2108 28 75.29 70
A.J. Riley 		Sr. MAR 	2259 30 75.30 68
Brian Post 		Sr. BSU 	2110 28 75.36 70
Shaun Stanek 		Sr. EMU 	1734 23 75.39 70
Jason Westrick 		Jr. BSU 	905  12 75.42 69
A.T. Spires 		Jr. Ohio 	1810 24 75.42 69
Jeff Mankiewicz 	So. EMU 	1134 15 75.60 69
Adam Speirs 		Jr. Miami 	1890 25 75.60 71
Jeff Martin 		Sr. NIU 	1667 22 75.77 71
Jeff Ritchy 		Sr. Miami 	1668 22 75.82 66
Jonah Karzmer 		Fr. Kent 	1368 18 76.00 71
Mike Sabo 		So. Miami 	1901 25 76.04 68
Dan Witt 		So. BSU 	837  11 76.09 71
Todd Pieri 		Sr. BSU 	1903 25 76.12 69
Kenny Cook 		Fr. BSU 	991  13 76.23 72
Tyler Duke 		So. Ohio 	1754 23 76.26 70
Aaron Williams 		So. MAR 	2289 30 76.30 68
Jimmy McKenzie 		Sr. MAR 	2292 30 76.40 70
Dave Higham 		Jr. EMU 	918  12 76.50 72
Jon Smarrelli 		Jr. BGSU 	1686 22 76.64 69
Brian Perry 		Jr. MAR 	1686 22 76.64 71
Justin Gillham 		So. BGSU 	1691 22 76.86 70
Mike Suhre 		Sr. NIU 	1692 22 76.91 69
Brian Gerken 		So. BGSU 	1154 15 76.93 70
Bill Pollert 		Jr. BSU 	1777 23 77.26 70
Jeff Brue 		Fr. NIU 	931  12 77.58 72
Adam Balls 		Fr. BGSU 	1711 22 77.77 72
Jeff Chadwell 		Fr. Ohio 	1868 24 77.83 71
Jeff Camp 		So. Akron 	1013 13 77.92 75
Chris Jamieson 		So. Akron 	1724 22 78.36 70
Corey Patterson 	Sr. Akron 	1732 22 78.73 70
Dave Kotsos 		Sr. BGSU 	1108 14 79.14 74
Dan Metzendorf 		So. Kent 	951  12 79.25 75
Andy Miller 		Fr. BGSU 	1269 16 79.31 74
Brian Schorsten 	So. Akron 	1748 22 79.45 72
Steve Sisson 		So. MAR 	1034 13 79.54 76
Andy Spencer 		So. Akron 	1363 17 80.18 73
David Jones 		Fr. Toledo 	1203 15 80.20 72