Men’s golf falls from 2nd to 6th

The Kent State men’s golf team slipped from second place yesterday and finished in sixth place at the Mattaponi Springs Shootout in Ruther Glen, Va.

Senior Marc Bourgeois had the best performance for the Flashes and finished in second place individually.

After shooting a 9-under par 279, the Flashes held the lead as a team after the first round of the tournament on Monday. Later that day in round two, the team shot a 1-under 287 and were just one stroke behind Louisville for the lead.

Yesterday’s third-round score of 297 dropped Kent State to 12 shots back of champions Penn State and Louisville.

Bourgeois got his sixth top-10 tournament finish after shooting 11-under in three rounds. He finished three shots behind Wisconsin’s Dan Woltman, but shot a new 54-hole career best with a final score of 205 (66-67-70).

Sophomore Ben Moser and junior Tom Ballinger both shot a 3-over 219 for the tournament and tied for 26th place. Juniors Jarrod Page and Tommy Wiegand finished tied for 49th and 62nd place respectively.

Charlotte finished third place, followed by Indiana and Wisconsin.

Kent State’s next tournament is on Oct. 8 and 9 at Northwestern’s Windon Memorial Classis in Glencoe, Ill.

– Sean Joseph