1. Wittenberg 595-600-592= 1787
Edited: April 26, 2010
The 26th North Coast Athletic Conference Golf Championship will be decided on Saturday and Sunday at the Mount Vernon Country Club. Kenyon serves as host of the NCAC Invitational, which is the fourth event of the 2009-10 Golf Championship Series. After three events, Wittenberg holds the overall lead with a total team score of 1787 strokes. Defending champion Ohio Wesleyan stands second with 1826, while Allegheny is third at 1855.
The Battling Bishops have won 14 NCAC golf titles, including eight of the past 10 and the last three in a row. The only other team to win a North Coast golf championship over that span is Allegheny, which won in 2001 and 2006. In all, the Gators have won nine titles. Wooster won the very first North Coast title contested in 1985, and Wittenberg won its only championship in 1992.
DENISON finished 11th of 16 teams at the Nye Intercollegiate hosted by Wooster. Freshman Connor Monaghan (Garden City, NY/The Peddie School) shot two rounds of 79 (158) for a 20th-place tie. Freshman Steven Geldart (Lexington, MA/Lexington) fired a team-best 78 on day two.
KENYON placed 12th at the Nye Intercollegiate. Junior Jesse Boomsma-Gold (Pelham, MA/Amherst Regional) led the team with a two-day total of 165, including a 79 in the second round.
HIRAM took 13th at the Nye Intercollegiate. Junior Andy Deehr (Cortland, OH/Champion) led Hiram with a two-day total 164 and placed in a tie for 40th. Sophomore Bob Ritchie (Strongsville, OH/Brunswick) shot a pair of 85’s to finish second on the team with 170 strokes.
OBERLIN did not place at the Nye Intercollegiate as two players withdrew on the final day. Sophomore Jake Panka (Prairie Du Chien, WI/ Prairie Du Chien) finished with a two-day total of 182.
OHIO WESLEYAN finished seventh of seven teams at Fossum Invitational, hosted by Michigan State University. Freshman Mark Fischer (Garden City, NY/Garden City) finished in 14th place among individuals with a 223. Senior Jesse Chiero (Westerville, OH/South) and senior Tommy Harman (Perrysburg, OH/Perrysburg) tied for 26th place at 231.
WABASH took sixth of nine teams at University of St. Francis Invitational. Junior golfer Luke Moton (Batesville, IN/Batesville) put together his best 36-hole score of the season by shooting a 150. He opened with a 78 in the early session, then went back out and fired an even-par 72 to finish in a tie for ninth place at the single-day event.
WOOSTER took 9th place at the Nye Intercollegiate. Senior Tim Sullivan (Bethel Park, PA/Seton-LaSalle) finished in 16th place with a two-day total of 156. Sophomore Michael Peters (Evanston, IL/Evanston Township) was one stroke behind with a 157, good for a tie for 17th.
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