MAC Golf Weekly Recap

Updated 10/31/2013

Monday & Tuesday, October 28 - 29

Quail Valley Invitational    FINAL RESULTS

Bowling Green (M)

VERO BEACH, FL –The Bowling Green State University men's golf team finished in fourth place at the Quail Valley Intercollegiate on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 29). The Falcons shot a final round of 298 (+10), giving them a 54-hole total of 878 (276-304-298). Louisiana-Monroe won the tournament posting an impressive 17-under-par 847.
 
Head coach Kevin Farrell showcased the same lineup with Joe Cooper, Chris Melvin, Jose Narro, Brett Rinker and Ryan Triller in a field that featured 47 players.
 
Rinker, who shot an opening round 68 yesterday, shot a final round 75 (+3). Starting on the first hole, Rinker made nine consecutive pars before making a bogey on the par-4 15th. However, the right hander was able to recover with a birdie on the 18th hole to card a 54-hole total of 216. Rinker placed in sixth overall with his even-par 54-hole total.
 
Fellow classmate Melvin, who also fired a first round 68, started his final round on the third hole. Melvin opened with five consecutive pars before making a birdie on the par-3 eighth. After firing a 3-over 39 on the back nine, Melvin made the turn with three holes remaining. The right hander made two consecutive birdies on the first and second to card a front nine total of 1-under-par 35. For the tournament, Melvin carded a 220 (+4), which placed him in a tie for 15th position.
 
Narro, who was the second freshman competing for the Falcons, shot a final round 77 (40-37). On the day, Narro was able to make 11 pars and two birdies, helping him place tied for 21st overall.
 
Juniors Triller and Cooper also competed for the Orange and Brown in the final round at the Quail Valley Golf Club. Triller carded a final round of 74, improving by one shot over his final 18 holes. Triller finished the week with an 8-over-par 224 (75-75-74) to finish tied for 25th position.
 
Meanwhile, Cooper finished his week with a final round of 75 (+3), giving him a 54-hole total of 9-over-par 225 (72-78-75).
 
The tournament was the final event for Bowling Green for the 2013 fall season.
 
 
Sunday & Monday, October 27 - 28
 
Cobra Puma Invitational    FINAL RESULTS
 
Ohio (M)
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Ohio University men’s golf team concluded its fall portion of the 2013-14 schedule on a high note, jumping six spots in final round action to finish in sixth place at the Cobra-Puma Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla.
 
Bolstered by a season-best 18-hole team score of 289 (+1) today, the Bobcats put together a combined 54-hole total of 889 (+25) to surge up the leaderboard Monday. The sixth-place finish was Ohio’s best since a third-place showing at the 2012 MAC Championship.
 
The top three finishers in the event remained unchanged from day one. Florida Golf Coast took home first place shooting a combined team score of 855 (-9). Florida Atlantic and Bethune-Cookman placed second and third with team scores of 868 (+4) and 869 (+5), respectively.
 
Freshman Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) was in the zone on Monday while shooting a four-under par (68). The score was tied for the third-best round amongst the field of 76. Overall, White jumped 10 spots to finish in 10th place with a three-round score of 215 (75-72-68, -1). It marked White’s second top-10 in four starts this fall.
 
Senior Phil Gieseker (Saline, Mich.) continued his excellent play on the week, shooting an even-par 72 on Sunday. Gieseker earned a 15th place overall finish with a three-round tally of 218 (74-72-72,+2).
 
While White finished second in the field in par-3 scoring (-2) and third in total birdies (15), Gieseker was tied for fifth amongst all competitors in par-5 scoring (-6).
 
Junior Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) continued his consistently solid play with a tie for 38th place overall after posting a combined score of 226 (73-76-77, +10). Mylnarski led Ohio with 34 pars on the week.
 
The final two student-athletes competing for Ohio made significant improvements on Monday to help propel the team to its solid finish.
 
Freshman Ty Herriott (Brandywine, Md.) shot a 73 on Sunday, his best round of the tournament by five strokes. Herriott shot a combined 231 (80-78-73, +15) to place t-55th. Senior Bradley Lucas (Worthington, Ohio) shot a total of 235 (81-78-76, +19) to finish t-63rd.
 
With this result, Ohio has concluded their fall season. The Bobcats will return to action this February for the 2014 spring season.

 

Sunday & Monday, October 27 - 28

Edwin Watts/Palmetto Invitational

Eastern Michigan (W)

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (EMUEagles.com) – The Eastern Michigan University women's golf team wrapped up competition at the Palmetto Intercollegiate Monday, Oct. 27, at the par-72 Turtle Point Golf Course in Kiawah Island, S.C. For the 54-hole event, the Eagles shot a cumulative total of 935 (310-319-306) for 15th place, four strokes ahead of cross-county rival Michigan (306-319-306=939).
 
After Sunday's second round was suspended due to darkness, the Eagles finished their final six holes before playing the final round. 
 
Winning the tournament by three strokes was No. 39 Kansas, which finished with a score of 876 (297-295-284). Individually, Georgia State's Melissa Siviter took home top honors, finishing with a score of two-under par 214 (77-70-67).  Overall, the tournament featured four teams ranked inside the top 50 in the nation.
 
For the Eagles, freshman Kelsey Murphy (Plymouth, Mich.-Plymouth) was the highest finisher, coming in tied for 40th with a score of 230 (80-76-74). During the five fall tournaments the Eagles participated in, Murphy finished as the squad's top scorer in three of them with a team-best average of 76.64 strokes per round.
 
Redshirt sophomore Karyn Lee Ping (Brampton, Ontario, Canada-St. Augustine Secondary School) followed with a 232 (79-79-74) in 47th, while redshirt junior Lois Schoof (Netherlands-Univ. of Amsterdam) tied for 63rd place with a 236 (76-84-76). Rounding out the lineup, Sylvie Williams (Christchurch, New Zealand-Christchurch Girls School-Lincoln) and Usanee Laopattananont (Bangplee, Thailand-Thai Christian School) fired rounds of 237 (75-80-82) and 285 (94-96-95), respectively.
 
The event wraps up the fall season for the Green and White, who now will focus on individual performances over the winter in preparation for the spring season, which begins Feb. 17-18 in New Braunfels, Texas, with the Jim West Challenge.