Men's golf places eighth

The Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team headed to Pinehurst, N.C., this past weekend hoping to bounce back from a rough outing the weekend before at the USF Invitational, where the team finished in 14th place in the tournament.

EMU improved at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate Tournament, as the team finished in a tie for eighth place with the University of Toledo with a three-round score of 67 over par.

Round one results:

•Senior Spencer Slade (70)

•Freshman Stuart Grehan (70)

•Senior Casey Olsen (79)

•Junior Brian Churchill-Smith (80)

•Freshman Brett White (84)

•Sophomore Thomas Conway (89)

Round two results:

•Grehan (76)

•Olsen (79)

•Churchill-Smith (80)

•Slade (82)

•White (83)

•Conway (83)

Round three results:

•Slade (70)

•Churchill-Smith (73)

•White (75)

•Grehan (76)

•Olsen (80)

•Conway (86)

Slade and Grehan both had awesome outings, giving themselves a ninth-place finish with a score of 10 over par. They tied with three other players. With their strong finish, Slade and Grehan gave the Eagles two top 30 finishers in the tournament.

The Ball State University Cardinals walked away with the tournament win. The Cardinals had four
players finishing in the top 30. Tyler Merkel finished the tournament in first place with a score of 2 over par. Tony Lazzara finished in a four-way tie for fourth place with a score of 8 over par. Alex Stinson finished in a six-way tie for 22nd place with 14 over par. McCormick Clouser finished in 30th place with 16 over par.

Final tournament results:

1. Ball State University (37 over par)

2. University of Richmond (40 over par)

3. Virginia Commonwealth University (40 over par)

4. Winthrop University (49 over par)

5. University of North Carolina at Greensboro (51 over par)

6. Belmont University (52 over par)

7. Old Dominion University (52 over par)

8. Eastern Michigan University (67 over par)

9. University of Toledo (67 over par)

10. Miami University-Ohio (74 over par)

11. Ohio University (76 over par)

12. Xavier University (78 over par)

13. Marshall University (79 over par)

14. Eastern Kentucky University (83 over par)

15. Villanova University (88 over par)

16. Campbell University (94 over par)

The men’s golf team is off until March 24, when the team travels to Williamsburg, Va., to participate in the Kingsmill Intercollegiate Tournament.

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