The end of the 2018-19 Ashland University athletic year is approaching, and with that, the fourth annual ASHPY Awards, presented by AU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, will be Sunday (April 28) at 7 p.m. in the Upper Convocation Center.
A red-hot month of April for Ashland University’s men’s golf team continued on Championship Sunday at the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships in Battle Creek, Mich. While the Eagles continued their strong play of late, in the medal match play championship round vs. Ferris State, the Bulldogs were just a little bit better in the end, defeating Ashland, 2-1-2, for the conference title.
Prior to the start of the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships, Ashland University head men’s golf coach Dennis North said this, “I’m expecting us to make it to Sunday.” And make it to Sunday the Eagles have – in very impressive fashion.
Prior to the start of the 2019 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships on Friday (April 19) at Bedford Valley Country Club in Battle Creek, Mich., Ashland University’s men’s golf team had been on quite a run – five consecutive rounds of team scores of 300 or better.
A combined 5-under par on hole No. 18 alone on Tuesday (April 9) allowed Ashland University’s men’s golf team to finish in sixth place in the 18-team Greyhound Invitational at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.
In the second round of the Greyhound Invitational in Noblesville, Ind., on Monday (April 8), Ashland University’s men’s golf team posted its third consecutive sub-300 round, good for sixth place in the 18-team regional tournament.
There was no change from Day 1 to Day 2 for Ashland University’s men’s golf team, as the Eagles’ final team score of 305-305—610 resulted in an 18th-place finish at the 22-team Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington, Ky.
Ashland University’s men’s golf team will go back to Kentucky for its second spring tournament, as the Eagles will play at the Findlay Spring Invitational in Lexington on Monday and Tuesday (March 25-26).
This is Ashland University senior Austin Kondratick’s last ride as an Eagle, the 2019 spring championship season. Kondratick did his best to get that career home stretch off to a strong start, as he fired a first-round 68 to tie for first place individually on Saturday (March 16) at the Saginaw Valley State Spring Invitational in Georgetown, Ky.
After starting 2018-19 with a pair of one-day, 36-hole events, Ashland University’s men’s golf team began the two-day, 54-hole Doc Spragg Fall Invitational on Monday (Sept. 24) at Findlay Country Club in Findlay, Ohio.
In what had to be less-than-ideal weather conditions on Saturday (Sept. 8) at Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay, Ohio, Ashland University’s men’s golf team was equal to the task in placing third at the 14-team Ohio Cup.