Eagles Finish in a Tie for Fifth in Ashland Invitational

Jay Overy and Brendan Jenkins
Jay Overy and Brendan Jenkins

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University men's golf team hosted the Ashland Invitational at the Country Club of Ashland over the weekend.

After finishing the first round in third place, the Eagles carded a 312 on Sunday (April 22) afternoon in the second round. AU finished the tournament in a tie for fifth place with a team total of 613. The Eagles were one of just four teams that did not best their first round score.

Junior Brendan Jenkins (Dublin, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) and senior Jay Overy (Grafton, Ohio/Midview) each shot a 4-over 76 on Sunday as the Eagles' low scorers on the day. Jenkins was AU's best top placer in the tournament, finishing in a tie for 17th (78-76-154).

Findlay was the team winner, firing a 598. Michael Schmitmeyer was the individual medalist, shooting an even-par 144 (71-73) for the tournament.

Senior Steven Bednar (Munroe Falls, Ohio/Stow) shot a 78 on Sunday for a two-day total of 155. Junior Mark Scott (Bolivar, Ohio/Tuscarawas Valley) and freshman Jake Houston (Lexington, Ohio) rounded out the AU scorers.

The Eagles return to action on Friday and Saturday (April 27-28) at the GLIAC Preview in Elyria, Ohio. Following are the team scores at the Ashland Invitational.

School Score
1. Findlay 598
2. Ferris State 604
3. Grand Valley State 616
4. Wayne State 621
5. Ashland 623
5. Ohio Dominican 623
7. Saginaw Valley State 630
8. Northwood 632
9. Tiffin 634
10. Lake Superior State 639
11. Northern Michigan 650
12. Lake Erie 654
13. Notre Dame (Ohio) 662