Men’s Golf Moves Up To Ninth on Final Day of GCU Invite

first_imgStory Links Sophomores Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) and Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) completed the scoring for the Bulldogs with final rounds of 75 and 78, respectively for matching three-round scores of 227. “Drew had a very solid tournament and other than a double-bogey late in his round he was in position to have a top-five finish,” Lewis said. “His game is really taking form and I expect him to keep it up in our next tournament. Tim [Lim] also had a good showing. He played great all three rounds except for a couple of holes.” Lim finished the event tied for 22nd after scores of 71 and 72 to open the tournament. Avant was six strokes behind his teammate. “Today was more challenging with stronger winds and more difficult pins,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. “We shot 12-over but only had one bad hole as a team which was No. 8, a par 3. We played the hole early in our round we ended up 7-over on that hole alone.” Ison finished tied for 12th place with a three-round total of 213 after carding a final-round score of 73 following scores of 71 and 69 on the first day at the 7,134-yard, par-71 GCU Championship Course. He recorded three birdies on the day, including two on the back nine to finish 1-under par on that side. Freshman Tim Lim (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) and junior Tommi Avant (Chandler, Ariz.) posted matching scores of 74 on the final day. Each recorded an eagle on a par 5 to highlight their rounds while Avant added two birdies to recover from his three bogeys to open the round. mPHOENIX, Ariz. – Led by another solid day from senior Drew Ison (Edmond, Okla.), the Drake University men’s golf team finished the two-day, 54-hole GCU Invite in ninth place. The Bulldogs posted a team scored of 296 on the final day to finish with a team score of 877 after rounds of 296 and 285 Friday. Drake finished tied with CSU Northridge in ninth-place, just three strokes behind eighth-place Northern Illinois. Missouri won the 15-team event with a three-round score of 850. Final Results “We were a little disappointed we didn’t play better today, but it is always positive when you move up a position in the team standings,” said Lewis, whose team was in 10th place heading into the final round. Pacific’s Casey Scott took medalist honors with a 6-under par three-day score of 207 (69-69-69). This weekend’s finish was the Bulldogs sixth top-10 finish of the season. The team aims to add to that tally at its next competition, the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, hosted by Illinois State, March 31- April 1. Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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