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Even if you don’t know a thing about golf, you probably heard that some guy named Tiger Woods won a tournament this past weekend. While Woods’ return to glory in the PGA Tour Championship certainly captured the national spotlight, there had been another golf tournament teeing off earlier this week, in Toledo, Ohio.
The 14th-Annual Inverness Intercollegiate, a two-day, three-round tournament hosted by the University of Toledo, concluded on Tuesday. This tournament was held at the Inverness Club, a course that played on a par-71, 71, 72-yard layout. It featured teams from 12 universities across the country, one of which being the University of Dayton men’s golf team.
Having a mediocre outing in all three rounds, the Flyers tied St. Bonaventure for ninth place with a final team score of 903 strokes (+51 over par). Senior and Springboro, Ohio native, Jake Gilkison was the top finisher for the Flyers (+10 over par after the three rounds) and tied for the 25th individual spot in the tournament.
The five other UD participants were junior Domenic Maricocchi (+12), sophomore Connor Quigley (+14), freshman Blake Solomon (+17), sophomore Hayden Zimmerer (+21) and senior Ryan Clements (+33). One could say that junior Thomas Walsh from the University of Virginia was the Tiger Woods of the tournament. He had the top individual performance of the tournament (-8) while his team finished second behind the tournament champion, University of Tennessee (+12 overall).
The Flyers will look to pick things up when they compete in the University of Akron’s Firestone Invitational on October 1-2. If you cannot wait that long for some golf action, don’t forget that the 2018 Ryder Cup will be taking place from September 28-30.
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Photo courtesy of Erik Schelkun.