Cougar Men’s Golf Places Sixth in Season Opener

Cougar Men’s Golf Places Sixth in Season Opener

PATASKALA, Ohio - The Columbus State men's golf team closed out the Ohio Dominican Invitational with a team score of 671 over two rounds on Friday and Saturday at Cumberland Trail Golf Course to finish in 6th place out of 7 teams. The Cougars faced tough competition, competing exclusively with four year universities. The 36-hole, par-72 tournament concluded with a course average of 80.00.

After carding a 338 after the first round, which saw very wet conditions, the Cougars managed to improve by five strokes in the second round.  Sophomores Nicholas Darling and Preston Yeater both finished tied for 38th with a two-round total of 165, scoring 84-81 and 82-83 respectively.

Elsewhere for Columbus State, freshman Anthony Tesi shot an 83-84--167 for a t-42 finish while sophomore Adam Hopson concluded in 49th place with a 90-85—175.

Rounding out the Cougars' scoring was freshman Hunter Ficeto, who closed out with an 89-94--183 to tie for 51st place.

Sophomore Jacob Wilson who was competing as an individual was Columbus State's top performer. He shot an 84-77—161 to tie for 28th place.

Malone University compiled a 312-289--601 score over 36 holes to win the title by a single stroke over host Ohio Dominican University.

Full results of the ODU Invitational can be found here.

The Cougars will be back in action Wed, April 17 at the Lourdes University Invitational held at the Legacy Golf Club in Ottawa Lakes, Michigan.