Updated Mon, Oct 28, 2013 8:49 pm
The Ohio University men’s golf team finished off the fall portion of its 2013-14 schedule by scoring its best finish of the fall, placing sixth out of the 13 teams at the Cobra-Puma Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla. According to OhioBobcats.com, the team’s finish is the best since the Bobcats took third place at the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championships.
After the Bobcats found themselves in 12th place through the first two rounds, the team put together a season-best 289 team score (+1), which shot them up the leader board. The team was carried in that third round by freshman Peyton White, who shot a four-under 68, and senior Phil Gieseker, who shot an even-par 72.
For the tournament, White finished with his second career top-10 individual finish, as his overall 215 (-1) score helped him finish 10th overall. He also finished the tournament with 15 birdies, which was the third most in the tournament.
After a strong showing at the Firestone Invitational three weeks ago, Gieseker carried the momentum from the tournament to Florida, as he carded an overall 218 (+2) at the Cobra-Puma, which also placed him 15th overall on the individual leader board.
Junior Andrew Mlynarski played a solid tournament as well, shooting a 226 (+10) overall, carried by his one-over 73 that he shot in round one on Sunday. Mlynarski was the only Bobcat to shoot his worst score of the tournament on Monday, however.
What boosted the Bobcats on Monday was the improved play of senior Brad Lucas and freshman Ty Herriott. After shooting a combined 29-over-par in the first two rounds, the tandem played very well in round three, only shooting a combined five-over-par as Herriott carded a 73 (+1), while Lucas shot a 76 (+4).
The Bobcats will return to action on Feb. 8, 2014, when the team will travel to Orlando, Fla., for a match against Bowling Green at Bay Hill Country Club.