AU Men Finish Fall With Win At Panther Invite

AU Men Finish Fall With Win At Panther Invite


Ashland University's men's golf team has plenty to build upon going into the 2020 spring championship season, as the Eagles finished the 2019 fall non-championship campaign with a win at Davenport's Panther Invitational on Sunday (Oct. 20).

Pacing the entire 11-team field, Ashland's team score of 273-288—561 was three shots better than Grand Valley State (283-281—564), and nine strokes lower than Wayne State (280-290—570).

"I'm really proud of these young men, bouncing back from a tough fall and closing the season with a win," said Ashland head coach Dennis North. "It's great to put five scores together two days in a row."

Four Eagles concluded the final fall tournament in the top eight individually, led by junior Ben Jones and freshman Andrew Kolar, who each placed in a tie for third. Jones carded 67-72—139 for his fourth top-10 placement in five fall events, while Kolar was 66-73—139 for the best finish of his young collegiate career.

Senior Patrick Steffen tied for fifth at 70-71—141 for the best finish of his AU career, and freshman Jake Amann, in just his third and fourth collegiate rounds, placed eighth at 70-72—142.

Sophomore Luke Tanner tied for 54th at 80-80—160, while freshman Caden Gallagher, playing as an individual, tied for 46th at 75-81—156.