Eastern Michigan Claims First Ever MAC Men's Golf Championship

Updated 5/5/2007

WESTERVILLE, Ohio-- Eastern Michigan University claimed its first ever Mid-American Conference Men's Golf Championship with a 72-hole total of 1138 (285-290-274-289) Saurday afternoon here at the at the Medallion Club. The Eagles dominated the final round, carding a 289 (+1), as the University of Akron finished as the runner-up with a three-day total of 1141 (282-281-281-297).
 
The Eagles' Graham Hill led all individuals through rounds three and four to claim medalist honors with an eleven-under par total of 277(70-71-67-69). Hill was followed by Akron's Brad Wright (69-69-71-72=281) and Kent State's Peter Ahn (70-70-68-72=284).

Weather created havoc the final round as players battled periods of light to heavy rain throughout the day. Eastern Michigan shot 15-under par through the first 54 holes and followed that up by turning in an one-over par performance in the final round. Kent State (1147) placed third and Ball State finished fourth (1160), while Ohio (1166), Bowling Green (1173), Miami (1177), Toledo (1185) and Northern Illinois (1192) rounded out the team scores.

Following the championship the All-MAC and specialty awards were announced. EMU’s head coach Bruce Cunningham was selected the MAC Coach of the Year while Hill was tabbed the MAC Golfer of the Year, and was named to the all-tournament team and first team All-MAC. EMU sophomore Chris Ross garnered second team All-MAC accolades.

 

Final

 Position

Team

Scoring

All rounds

Total
Score

to par

thru

today

1

2

3

4

1
Eastern Michigan U.
-14
F
+1
285
290
274
289
1138
2
Akron, U. of
-11
F
+9
282
281
281
297
1141
3
Kent State
-5
F
+5
286
288
280
293
1147
4
Ball State Univ.
+8
F
+10
284
289
289
298
1160
5
Ohio University
+14
F
+7
293
285
293
295
1166
6
Bowling Green State
+21
F
-1
301
295
290
287
1173
7
Miami of Ohio
+25
F
+2
300
290
297
290
1177
8
Toledo
+33
F
+13
300
293
291
301
1185
9
Northern Illinois U.
+40
F
+16
302
289
297
304
1192

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Andrew Frame, Northern Illinois

 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR

Graham Hill, Eastern Michigan

 

Sportsman Of The Year

Blake Sattler, Akron & Marc Bourgeois, Kent State

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Bruce Cunningham, Eastern Michigan

 

 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Ryan Culbertson, Akron

Tyler Riley, Toledo

Graham Hill, Eastern Michigan

Brad Wright, Akron

Peter Ahn, Kent State

Chris Ross, Eastern Michigan

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-MAC

Graham Hill, Eastern Michigan

Brad Wright, Akron

Blake Sattler, Akron

Tom Ballinger, Kent State

Marc Bourgeois, Kent State

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-MAC

Colin Clemente, Akron

Bryan Haase, Eastern Michigan

Chris Ross, Eastern Michigan

Andrew Frame, Northern Illinois

Wayne Denger, Ball State