MAC Men’s Golfer of the Week
Nathan Wine, Toledo, Sophomore, Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homestead)
Wine carded a career-low nine-under par 207 to post the best finish of his Toledo career at the Xavier Invitational on Tuesday. Wine’s second-place performance topped his previous best of 11th place at the 2008 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate. Wine was able to register his strong outing despite shooting a one-over par 73 in Tuesday's final round. In the first two rounds on Monday, he tied a school record with a 64 in his first 18 holes followed by a 70 in the second round. Wine tied the school record of former Rockets Brad Heaven (2003 Nelson Invitational), Justin Hull (2007 Yestingsmeier Invitational), Alan Murray (2001 49er Collegiate Classic) and Tim Rice (1998 Northern Intercollegiate).
Ryan Mason, Akron, Freshman, Bridgeport, W.Va. (Bridgeport)
After ending day one in first for Akron, true freshman Ryan Mason maintained his position carding three rounds of 72-71-75 (218) to finish in 31st place at the Xavier Invitational, his highest finish ever as a collegiate athlete. Mason's 71 in round two was also his lowest 18-hole score to date.
Brian Maurer, Ball State, Senior, Richmond, Ind. (Richmond)
Score: 72-71-71 (214)
Finish: 19th tie
Maurer led Ball State to a sixth place finish out of 20 teams at the Xavier Invitational...The Cardinals finished ahead of all the MAC schools participating in the event -- Akron (9th), Toledo (11th tie), Bowling Green (11th tie) and Ohio (17th).
Matt Schneider, Bowling Green, Junior, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (Grand Rapids)
Schneider finished 18th at the Xavier Invitational in Loveland, Ohio with a 54-hole score of 213. The junior opened with a 68-72 and finished with a 73.
Chad Warmbein, Ohio, Junior, McMurray, Pa. (Peters Township)
Score: 73-66-72 (211)
Warmbein established 18, 36 and 54-hiole career bests at the Xavier Invitational en route to earning his first top-10 finish of the season. He carded a second-round 66 on Monday, tying for the fourth-best score in school history, and finished the day with a personal-best 36-hole tally of 139, equaling the eighth-best in the Ohio annals. He wrapped up the event with an even-par 72 on Tuesday, finishing the event with a total of 211 that ranks as the third-best 54-hole mark ever by an Ohio player.
Max Hosking, Northern Illinois, Freshman, Madison, Wis. (La Follette)
Hosking posted his fourth straight top-10 finish of the season Tuesday, helping lead the Huskies to the championship of the Davidson Invitational. Hosking, who was in 12th heading into the final round of play, shot a 72 in the final round to vault eight spots up the leaderboard to finish in fourth place along with teammate Adam Rosenthal. He and Rosenthal were the highest finishing Huskies in the tournament.
Adam Rosenthal, Northern Illinois, Freshman, Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
Rosenthal turned in his second top-10 finish of the season Tuesday, helping lead the Huskies to the championship of the Davidson Invitational. Rosenthal made the biggest jump of the day for Northern Illinois. Tied for 18th after the first two rounds, shooting a 152, he turned in a final round 70 to jump into the top 10 to finish in fourth place along with teammate Max Hosking. He and Hosking were the highest finishing Huskies in the tournament.