SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. - A noteworthy sixth-place team performance was turned in by the Lake Superior State University men's golf this Sunday (Sept. 17) in the final day of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Invitational held in South Haven, Mich.
Lake Superior State careded a final-round 294 score in Sunday's action on the par 72, 7,003-yard HawksHead Golf Course to finish 19 strokes over par with a two-round 595 team score. The Lakers, coached by Andrew McKenney, began the two-day tournament by shooting an opening-round 301 score.
Paving the way for LSSU was senior Jason Kerr, who posted a season-best 146-stroke total (73-73=146, +2) to finish in a four-way tie for 13th place. Kerr started out the 2017 season by producing a 147 score (+3) in the Lakers' season-opening appearance at the Saginaw Valley State Al Watrous Invitational last weekend (Sept. 9-10).
Ryan Page narrowly missed cracking the top 20 as the freshman tallied a 149 score (75-74=149, +5) to tie for 21st place while junior Gavin MacIver totaled a 24th-place tying 150 total (75-75=150, +6). Freshman Nick Oosterhof joined MacIver with an identical 150 score (78-72=150, +6) as the pair were among six players to earn a share of 24th-place honors.
Rounding out Lake Superior State's scoring was senior Mitchell Toth, who finished in a three-way deadlock for 49th place by virtue of his 157 score (78-79=157, +13).
Wayne State won top team honors among the 11 participating schools with a seven-under par 569 score. Grand Valley State (581, +5) claimed second place followed by Saginaw Valley State (584, +8) and Northern Michigan (586, +10). Lewis finished only two strokes in front of Lake Superior State with a fifth-place 587 two-round score (+11).
Individually, Brendan Seys of Wayne State achieved tourney medalist honors as a result of producing a six-under par 138 score (70-68=138) to edge out Northern Michigan's Martin Eliasson, who took runner-up laurels by notching a 139 score (68-71=139, -5).
Lake Superior State is back in competition next weekend, Sept. 24-25, taking part in the Findlay (Ohio) Invitational.