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Ninth place finish for men's golf team at the DePauw Small College Classic

Sunday, October 13, 2013
by Matt Ivory

The College of Mount St. Joseph men's golf team finished ninth at the DePauw Small College Classic co-hosted at Deer Creek Golf Club and Twin Bridges Golf Club in Indiana. Two Lions finished tied for 17th, while the other three Lions who recorded a team score finished outside the top 50. The Lions fired a 641 (307-334) to finish with a 69-over par for the tournament. Wittenberg University won the Classic and finished with a 24-over-par 586, Host DePauw University finished in second place at 613, while the College of Wooster finished third at 615. The medalist was Wittenberg's Jared Wissinger, who finished with a three-under 139.

The Lions were led by senior Matt Stiens (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle) and junior Stephen Beamer (Cincinnati, OH/Madiera), who each finished the two-day event at 12-over par, 155. Stiens and Beamer both came out strong with opening day 1-over par 73's, but both finished out with 11-over par 82s. 

Three Lions finished in a tie for 51st place, as Danny Gravett (Cincinnati, OH/SPCA) had the individual score that added to the Mount's team score. Junior Drew Nichols (Chillictohe, OH/Unioto) and Senior Ben Schneider (Cincinnati, OH/La Salle), both playing as individuals, also finished in 51st at 164, 19-over par. 

The Lions will have one more competition for the fall season. On Monday, October 28th the Lions will begin the two-day Cameo Pizza Battle at the Brook in Sandusky, Ohio. The Lions open their spring season in Dataw Island, South Carolina where they will compete in the TaylorMade-Adidas Invitational.

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