Oiler golf season check-in

By Alyssa Grevenkamp

The men’s and women’s golf teams were back in action this weekend. The men participated in the second Midwest regional, “The Jewell” at Elks Run on Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3.

In the event there were 125 individuals competing on 25 teams. The Oiler men’s team finished in a tie for 16th with a team score of 635.

Sophomore Cam Wardley set the pace for the Oilers as he shot a 76 both Saturday and Sunday for a two-round total of 152. His score put him in a tie for 15th overall.

Sophomore Justin Roth was also a key component of success for the Oilers as he shot an 80 in the opening round and then bounced back with a 78 in the second round for a shot total of 158.

Senior Dustin Lieber shot 79 on Saturday, but struggled on Sunday, carding an 84 for a total of 163. That placed him in a tie for 81st.

Freshmen Andrew Bruns and Dylan DeWitt each finished with two-round scores of 166 and a tie for 93rd in the event.

The Oiler men’s next event will take place on Sunday and Monday April 10 and 11. It will take place in Noblesville, Indiana at the Purgatory Golf Club. These rounds will be the final rounds before the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championship, which takes place the following week.

On the women’s side of things, the lady Oilers spent their Sunday and Monday afternoons playing at the Jefferson Country Club. The event, the NC4K College Classic, consisted of 19 teams, 13 of which were GLIAC teams.

The Oilers finished second overall in the event with a team score of 643.

Senior Kasey Petty, who entered the day in sixth, finished tied for third overall with a round score 153. That score was just four shots off the lead. In Monday’s round, Petty shot a one-under, 35 in her opening nine holes but ran into a bit of trouble on the back nine, carding three bogeys and a double-bogey in her last seven holes.

Junior Shelby Warner collected a top-ten finish with a 161 after shooting a round-two score of 82. She too struggled on the back nine after shooting just three over par on the front, but managed to finish in a tie for ninth.

Freshman Mackenzie Torres finished tied for 18th after shooting an 82 on Monday, giving her a two-round total of 165.

Findlay will get back on the course on Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10 at the Delores Black Falcon Invite in Bowling Green, Ohio.

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