Kent State Leads By 16 Strokes After Third Round

Updated 5/1/2010
Round 3 Results

Round 4 Tee Times

NASHPORT, Ohio
- A ferocious start by sophomore Mackenzie Hughes highlighted a stellar front nine that helped Kent State open up a 16 stroke advantage heading into Sunday's final round of the 2010 Mid-American Conference Men's Golf Championship held at Longaberger Golf Club. The defending champion Golden Flashes ended the day with a 282 giving them a four-under 860 for the tournament. Eastern Michigan is second with an 876 after posting a team score of 292 in the third round.

Individually, Hughes went birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle to start the day and was at five-under before running into trouble at No. 15. Despite an eight on the par four hole, he made birdie at No. 16 then two pars to close out the day with a two-under 70. He sits two shots back of teammate Brett Cairns for individual medalist honors with a two-under 214 (72-72-70).

As a team Kent State erupted on the front nine making the turn at seven-under that extended a six stroke lead at the start of the day to a 19-shot cushion.

After Eastern Michigan, Akron moved up into third with a 903 followed by Miami (906), Ohio (908), Northern Illinois (915), Bowling Green (918), Toledo (918) and Ball State (922). Eastern Michigan's Marty Jeppesen and Toledo's Jerel Whiting round out the top five at 219.

Weather permitting, tomorrow's final round tee times start at 7:45 am. Following competition, MAC Golfer, Freshman, Coach and Sportsmen of the Year, First and Second Team All-MAC and the All-Tournament team will be announced. For live scoring, visit http://www.golfstat.com