Courtesy of EMU Sports Information
NASHPORT, Ohio ? The Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team finds itself in a tight battle with Kent State for the team title heading into the final 18 holes of the 2008 Mid-American Conference men’s golf championship here Sunday (May 4) at the 7,224 -yard Longaberger Golf Club.
The Eagles took over first place after Friday’s (May 2) first two rounds, leading second-place Kent State by two strokes, 584-586. The Golden Flashes rallied here Saturday (May 3), however, turning in a 293-stroke total to 299 for the Eagles to take a four-stroke lead, 879-883, heading into Sunday’s (May 4) final 18 holes.
Kent and Eastern will join Ball State in the final five threesome of Sunday’s round. Kent State has rounds of 302-284-293 to lead the pack at 879 with EMU a close second with rounds of 296-288-299 for an 883-stroke total. Rounding out the field in order are Ball State (297-301-296=894) in third, Ohio (294-299-308=901) in fourth, Akron (299-305-299=903) fifth, Northern Illinois (299-305-305=909) sixth, Miami (301-303-306=910) and Toledo (306-310-294=910) tied for seventh, and Bowling Green (303-304-305=912) ninth.
EMU senior Peter Sauerbrei ( Kingston, Ontario-Kingston Collegiate) shot two straight 71s to grab medalist honors after the first day and added a 75 here Saturday to leave him in a tie for second at 217 with Kent State’s David Ludlow, Ohio’s Tim Gusweiler, Northern Illinois player Zach Jecklin and Toledo’s Ciaran McAleavey. Akron’s Colin Clemente is the medalist heading into the final 18 holes, after shooting rounds of 72-73-70=215.
The final round of the MAC Men’s Golf Championship will take place tomorrow beginning at 8 a.m.
Team Totals (After first 54 holes-18 left)
1. Kent State 302-284-293=879
2. Eastern Michigan 296-288-299=883
3. Ball State 297-301-296=894
4. Ohio 294-299-308=901
5. Akron 299-305-299=903
6. Northern Illinois 299-305-305=909
t7. Miami 301-303-306=910
t7. Toledo 306-310-294=910
9. Bowling Green 303-304-305=912
Individual Leaders - Top 5
1. Colin Clemente (Akron) 72-73-70=215
t2. Peter Sauerbrei (EMU) 71-71-75=217
t2. David Ludlow (Kent State) 74-70-73=217
t4. Tim Gusweiler (Ohio) 70-76-72=218
t4. Zach Jecklin (Northern Illinois) 72-72-74=218
t4. Ciaran McAleavey (Toledo) 70-74-74=218