April 15, 2012

Big Red places third at Ohio Wesleyan

Dylan Lee's one-over par round of 72 was the low score on Sunday at the Strimer Memorial Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan and that helped Denison move up three spots to finish third with a two-day total of 623.

The Big Red entered Sunday's final round in sixth-place after a rain-soaked Saturday in which DU totaled 615 strokes as a team.  On Sunday, DU ended at 308 and were just two strokes shy of second-place Ohio Wesleyan who ended at 621.  Columbus State was the team champion at 615.

Lee, who ended in a tie for fourth individually, was followed by first-year Dylan Francis who fired back-to-back rounds of 78 to finish in a tie for 14th place out of the field of 75 golfers.  Classmate Jimmy Slovitt followed his opening round 77 with an 80 and Aaron Klimchuk also carded an 80 to place in a tie for 30th with teammate Alex Geanakos.  After an 81 on Friday, Geanakos' 78 on Sunday was the third-best round of the day for DU.

Medalist honors went to Columbus State's Ash Alstadt after rounds of 76 and 74.  Both rounds of the tournament were played at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio.

Denison's next round will be next Saturday and Sunday (April 21-22) at the Allegheny Invitational.  That will be a North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Series event for the Big Red and will help decide the conference championship.