The Eastern Michigan University men’s golf team traveled to Indiana this weekend to compete in the Boilermaker Invitational hosted by Purdue University. The team came in 13th place out of the 18 teams competing. The Eagles scored a 914 in the two-day event on the Birck Boilermaster Golf Complex’s Kampen Course.
The University of Iowa and Louisville University tied for first place in the tournament after having two players each finish in the top 10. Both teams scored 14 over par, finishing two shots ahead of Illinois.
Although the team didn’t finish very high in the tournament rankings, freshman Brett White had his best outing to date. He finished with a team best eight over par. His score put him in a tie for 27th place overall in the tournament.
White finished the tournament with a three round score of eight over par, putting him in a tie for 27th place. This outing included a second round score of one under par. (78, 71, 75)
Stuart Grehan finished the tournament tied for 37th place with a three round score of 11 over par. (74, 80, 73)
Spencer Slade finished the tournament in a tie for 62nd place, with a three round score of 17 over par. (80, 76, 77)
Casey Olsen finished the tournament with a three round score of 18 over par, tied for 64th place. (76, 76, 82)
Brian Churchill-Smith finished the tournament in 84th place with a three round score of 29 over par. (87, 79, 79)
Olsen had two very consistent low first rounds, but seemed to lose it in the third round.
“I played well the first two rounds, but scored poorly with a pair of 76s,” Olsen said. “Then when it came to the final round, I just didn’t play well at all.”
He and the rest of the team were extremely proud of the performance White put on the table, not only in the second round, but the tournament as a whole.
“Our freshman Brett White had his best tourney yet, though,” Olsen said. “He played great.”
The Eagles take a short hiatus before going to the Mid-American Conference championship in Nashport, Ohio. The tournament is from May 3 through May 5.