Finishing play on Tuesday (Sept. 24) at Findlay's Doc Spragg Fall Invitational, junior Ben Jones placed sixth individually, while Ashland University's men's golf team as a whole tied for seventh in the 18-team field.
Jones' third-round score of 1-under-par 71 allowed him to end at 73-70-71—214 – five shots behind individual medalist Brendan Seys of Wayne State (69-69-71—209). His three-day total ties for the lowest in the program since 1996-97, joining his teammate, senior Patrick Steffen.
Jones had back-to-back birdies on holes No. 3 and 4 on Tuesday, and through the first six rounds of 2019-20, is averaging a par score of 72.
Freshman Andrew Kolar turned in the best placement of his young AU career, tying for 12th place at 72-77-71—220. Kolar had birdies on holes No. 1 and 10, and has an average of 73.8 through his first six collegiate rounds.
Ashland's men will begin October with 54 holes at the Midwest Regional in Eureka, Mo., on Oct. 7-8.