LAWRENCE, KS - Upon completion of the Baker University Invite, Graceland University men's golf finished third.
The Yellowjackets finished just shy of second place with a team total of 911. Evangel was just ahead of Graceland in second place with a 910. Taking home the tournament crown was William Penn University with a 888.
"To shoot the scores we did as a team was a good accomplishment for us," said Head Coahc Kevin Brunner. "The wind the first day while we played 36 holes was difficult to manage. We played well in the conditions. The second day we almost made it to second place but fell a stroke short."
Senior Andy Rumbaugh was consistent again for the second day in a row. On day two of competition, he turned in a 75. Combing day two with the previous scores (73-75), Rumbaugh tied for fourth with a 223 – 13 strokes behind the top finisher, Zachary Chegwidden of William Penn (210).
Ujang Zaremsremained steady, as he posted a 75 for the third straight scorecard. He finished the event tied for sixth with a 225.
Just missing the top 10 was Logan Currin. Currin finished in 13th with a complete tournament score of 228. He turned in scorecards of 78, 74, 76.
Rounding out the top five for Graceland was Bryce McEachern (T-20) and Mark Fink (T-38). McEachern moved up to tie for 20th, after finishing the first day tied for 27th. He recorded scores of 78, 81, and 76 to total a 235. Fink golfed his best round on the second day, turning in a 78. His first day scores were an 85 and 81. He totaled a 244 to tie for 38th.
Brunner contiued," "The men did an excellent job in tough conditions. Wind gusts on the first day were over 30 mph. Senior leadership seems to be the theme. Andy Rumbaugh played some great golf, and it is fun to watch Andy play. When he is on he can play with anyone. He doesn't necessarily out drive everyone, but he plays with instinct and guts! Ujang Zarems struggled, but shot three good scores. His putter could not find the right track and left him short of red numbers. Logan Currin has one of the best swings I have seen. He showed he could play with anyone. Bryce McEachern played good, but needs to return to his top form for us to compete at conference. Mark Fink played a sold last round. The second team of Steven Shaw, McKinley Leonard, Tim Brunner, Blake Rose, and Jake Stronach all showed some good stretches of golf."
Other golfers competing for Graceland were:
T-47 -Steven Shaw– 254 (82-87-85)
T47 -McKinley Leonard– 254 (89-84-81)
57 -Tim Brunner– 269 (84-94-91)
59 -Blake Rose– 276 (96-91-89)
60 -Jake Stronach– 283 (100-91-92)
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