Weather: Day 1 - Sunny and 70 – nearly perfect weather.
Day 2 - Cooler and 65 but a light wind started during with an occasional sprinkle of rain.
As a team the men placed third, posting a 582. William Penn University won the invite with a 573, while Culver-Stockton College was second with a 574.
Bryce McEachern played well as he finished the two-day event in a tie for third. He was even with par as he carded a score of 140 (68, 72) to lead the Yellowjackets. Ujan Zarems continued to play well for the second tournament in a row as he followed closely behind with 142 (68, 74). Both of them made the all-tournament team.
Andy Rumbaugh marked a rough patch at the end of the first day, otherwise he would have made the all-tournament team as well. He tied for 16th turning in score cards of 77 and 73 for a 150. Logan Currin continued to maintain his composure as he added a 151, while Mark Fink rounded out the top five with a 157. He played well the first day, but struggled to find his swing the second day.
Head Coach Kevin Brunner said,
"The first day of the event may go in the record books. It was likely the best team score I have seen as a coach. The first day total of 287 was a very good score for us. Follow that with a second day score of 295 is great because we broke 300 both days. The two-day total of 582 may also be a low score during my coaching tenure. I believe the team is starting to believe in what they can accomplish. This was especially great experience for us as we played in the last group and went head to head against the leaders. Another likely record was that we had two golfers in red after the first day. "
For the women, Jenna Cole had some good holes for the Yellojackets, chipping in a birdie on the first hole for the second day. She led the team with a 184. Hannah Gordon followed with a 185, hitting the ball well. When Julia Austin found her rhythm she was consistent. Austin rounded out the individual scores for GU with a 203. There was no team score for the women.
"It was a good experience for our women's team," continued Brunner. "This course is where the conference tournament will be contested in the spring so it was good to see the course and get a feel for what needs to be done with our games. I was pleased with how everyone played."
Both men and women will compete again at the Park Invitational on Oct. 17-18. For updates on golf and all our teams, follow @GUjackets on Twitter and like us at Facebook.com/GUjackets.
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