DEARBORN, Mich. – The Lake Superior State men's golf team finished up their fall 2017 season at the Wayne State Motor City Invitational. The Lakers, who finished in 4th place at the end of the first day, dropped down to 8th place, despite taking two fewer strokes on the final day.
Lake Superior shot a 311 as a team, and 23 over par on day one. The second day saw them shoot 309 as a collective, finishing with a final score of 620 and +44.
Piloting the Lakers was Jason Kerr. Kerr took 73 strokes on the first day, placing him at +1 and in a tie for 2nd place overall. He followed up on the final day with a 75 (+3), putting him at 148 strokes and 4 over par, finishing in a tie for fourth place.
Lake Superior's Nick Oosterhof finished day one in a tie for 9th place (78, +6). Oosterhoff completed the second round with three fewer strokes for a two day total of 149 and +5.
Mitchell Toth shot an 82 for round one, going 10 over par and finishing tied for 38th place. The native of Simcoe, Ontario shot a 79 on day two, enabling him to pass teammate Gavin MacIver and finish in a tie for 41st place (82-79—161, +17).
MacIver was in a tie for 30th place after the first day of action (80, +8). He took 83 strokes in the second day of competition, shooting a 163 overall, and 19 over par.
Ryan Page rounded out the Lakers in the first round in a tie for 64th (84, +17). Page needed 82 strokes to finish day two, accumulating 166 strokes.
As a testament to the logjam in the standings, the Lakers were one stroke behind seventh place Lawrence Tech (619), two behind sixth place Saginaw Valley (618) and three behind fifth place Bellarmine (617).
Wayne State, who hosted the tourney, sent three teams. One of their team led on day one with a 303, three strokes better than the second place team, also from Wayne State. The leading team from round one retained its lead to claim first place in the overall event with a 603 score.
Wayne State's Jesse Hogan, Grant Haefner and Illinois-Springfield's Steffen Heckele each shot a 145 for the event, resulting in a three way tie for first place.
Lake Superior now appears to be off until the springtime. The 2018 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Golf Championship is set to be held at The Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio. The three day event tees off on April 20th, 2018 and concludes on April 22nd.