April 28, 2013

DU falls to 7th at Barclay Invite

The Denison men will enter the final 36-holes of the North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Series with some ground to make up after some rough weather equated to higher than usual scores for the Big Red.  Denison entered Sunday's round in third-place after an opening round 307.  On Sunday, they played through rain, which was heavy at times and the scores went up 14 strokes over Saturday's total.  The result was a seventh-place finish and a team score of 628.

Denison was led on Saturday and Sunday by Jimmy Slovitt.  He would finish in a tie for 10th place after rounds of 75 and 77.  Slovitt carded a pair of birdies in his round and each would come on the first hole of each side.

Aaron Klimchuk followed Slovitt's 77 on Sunday with a 78.  He also opened his round with a birdie on No. 1.  He would go on to birdie the par-5, sixth hole.  Overall, Klimchuk finished in 23rd place at 15-over par.

Denison's scoring would be rounded out on Sunday by Jeff Maier (82), and Alex Geanakos (84).

Wittenberg University won the event with a two-day total of 586.  Alex Andrews of Wittenberg was the medalist thanks to his 66 on Sunday.  His 5-under par round was the lowest score carded in a collegiate tournament at Granville Golf Couse since Wittenberg's Bleu George rang up eight birdies to shoot 66 in the second round of the Denison Fall Classic in 2009.

The Big Red will return to action next weekend with the final 36-holes of the NCAC Championship Series from Oakhaven Golf Course in Delaware, Ohio.