Men’s golf suffers setback at Morris Williams Intercollegiate

Meghan Blaha

The Kent State men’s golf team finished 10th out of 12 teams after a tough weekend of play at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas.

The Flashes shot a 289 on the first day, just two shots behind eighth-place Houston. Kent State ran into some problems in the second round, forcing the Flashes to play catch-up through the final round.

All of Kent State’s golfers shot in the 70s, with Kyle Kmiecik shooting a team low 71. The Flashes finished the day with a 293, well behind the leaders.

A 296 in the third round did not help Kent State, as the team slipped down to tenth, finishing the tournament with a team total of 878. The tournament host Texas took home the team title with an 848, followed by Texas Tech (853), which pulled ahead of Texas Christian University in the final round, which finished with an 854.

Kmiecik led the Flashes, finishing tied for 14th after posting a three-round total of 216. Nick Scott (217) and Corey Conners (219) rounded out the top three for Kent State, finishing 19th and 31st.

It is the lowest Kent State has finished on the leaderboard in the month of April, after finishing second in its past two tournaments.

The Flashes will head back to Kent looking to regroup before traveling to the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., April 19 to 20. With the Mid-American Conference Championships quickly approaching, the Flashes will look to make improvements in hopes of winning their fifth straight MAC Championship.

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