Men’s golf barely misses first place finish at Windon Memorial

After shooting two rounds of under-par golf, the men’s golf team lost a 10 stroke lead by one shot to hard charging Northwestern on Monday at the Windon Memorial Classic.

The Flashes came in at 3-under-par to finish in second place, the team’s best finish in a tournament this year, after they started the day at 9-under-par. They were the only team that started the day with an under-par score, but Northwestern came roaring back with a day of 5-under-par golf.

Sophomore David Ludlow, the individual leader of the team at 3-under-par for the tournament shot a solid even round on the day, and freshman John Hahn added the team’s only under-par round for the day at 1-under-par.

Ludlow finished the tournament tied for fifth place with Jon Sauer of New Mexico. Hahn ended up in a three-way tie for seventh place.

Freshmen Brett Cairns and Jean-Phillipe Paiement, who put up solid rounds on the first day of play, slipped a little in the final 18 holes, shooting rounds of 3-over-par and 5-over-par, respectively.

Clayton Rask of Minnesota and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette tied for individual first place with scores of 7-under-par.

The men’s golf team plays next at the Bank of Tennessee at the Ridges hosted by East Tennessee State on Oct. 12-14.

-Thomas Gallick