Men's golf finishes second in HCAC Championships; two golfers honored as All-HCAC

Men's golf finishes second in HCAC Championships; two golfers honored as All-HCAC

TERRE HAUTE, Indiana-- The Mount St. Joseph men's golf team gave the field at the HCAC tournament their best shot. It just was not enough to unseat 11 time defending champion Transylvania. The Mount finished with a total of 1207 strokes, 10-strokes behind Transy's 1197. 

The Lions ended the final weekend of the HCAC tournament in second place, three strokes behind Transylvania. They would struggle in round three falling 11 strokes back. As Transy poured in a 299 and the Lions followed with a 307. Andrew Ruehle (Pickerington, OH/Pickerington North) would deliver the Lions low score in round three with a 74. 

The fourth and final round would see the Lions shoot the lowest fourth round score with a 302. Mikel Merker (Dayton, OH/West Carrolton) delivered the Lions best round of the tournament in the final round as he delivered an even-par 72. Although the Lions were able to deliver the best round four score, they were unable to overcome the hole that Transy put them in. 

Merker was the Lions best finisher overall as he finished with in a tie for 5th place with 300 total strokes. Andrew Booth (Cantion, OH/Canton Central Catholic) was the Lions second best finisher, finishing in a tie for 7th. Both of whom were recognized as All-HCAC for their top-8 finishes.