By: Tim Glon
ALLIANCE — Sophomore Colin Burns fired an 8-over par 150 to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a fifth place finish at the Mount Union Fall Invitational Sunday at Tannenhauf Golf Course and Monday at the Alliance Country Club.
The Polar Bears (21-7-2) tied for fifth place out of eight teams with a 313-303—616.
Point Park (Pa.) won the team title with a 301-291—592, Otterbein was second with a 300-300—600 and Mount Union was third with a 304-302—606.
Burns opened play with a 3-over par 75 at the 6694-yard, par-72 Tannenhauf Golf Course on Sunday, then finished with a 5-over par 75 on the 6411-yard, par-70 Alliance Country Club on Monday.
Burns finished tied for sixth out of 73 golfers.
Senior Phillip Caffee tied for 20th with a 78-76—154, sophomore Angelo Palmer tied for 35th with a 79-78—175, sophomore Ryan Wirtz tied for 39th with an 81-77—158 and junior Travis Ballinger tied for 39th with an 83-75—158.
Austin Elder of Point Park took Medalist honors with a 73-70—143.
The Polar Bears will wrap up their 2011 fall schedule Saturday and Sunday at the Wittenberg Invitational.
1. Point Park (Pa.) 301-291—592, 2. Otterbein 300-300—600, 3. Mount Union 304-302—606, 4. Walsh 301-312—613, t5. Ohio Northern 313-303—616, t5. John Carroll 316-300—616, 7. Baldwin-Wallace 311-307—618, 8. Muskingum 320-306—626.
Top 5 Individual Results
1. Austin Elder (PP) 73-70—143, 2. Alejandro Bernardini (PP) 73-72—145, 3. Jon Lieser (MtU) 74-73—147, 4. Ricky Jaskolski (BW) 77-71—148, 5. Collin Holmes (PP) 76-73—149.
Ohio Northern Individual Results
t6. Colin Burns 75-75—150, t20. Phillip Caffee 78-76‚154, t35. Angelo Palmer 79-78—157, t39. Ryan Wirtz 81-77—158, t39. Travis Ballinger 83-75—158.
Other Ohio Northern Individual Results
t53. Andrew Quintrell 81-83—164, t67. Bruce Hamit 83-89—172.