Tom Repicky earns All-Conference honors as Men's Golf finishes fourth at 2011 OAC Championships

Tom Repicky earns All-Conference honors as Men's Golf finishes fourth at 2011 OAC Championships

By: Tim Glon

WEST LAFAYETTE — Senior Tom Repicky earned All-Conference honors with a fourth place finish, leading the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a fourth place finish at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships Friday-Sunday at River Greens Golf Course.

Repicky fired a 71-77-73—221 to finish fourth out of 44 golfers at the the 54-hole Championship on the Par-71, 6447-yard course.

He earned All-OAC kudos for the second consecutive season after finishing t8th at the 2010 OAC Champiopnships to become the first Polar Bear to earn the honors twice since Billy Fischer in 2003-04.

As a team, the Polar Bears (63-34-4) finished fourth out of nine teams with a 301-306-306—913, just 23 shots off the lead and just 10 shots put of second place.

Ohio Northern set a single-season record with its 63 victories this season, breaking the previous mark of 56 set by the 2007 team.

Sophomore Travis Ballinger tied for 16th with a 77-76-77—230, freshman Colin Burns tied for 21st with a 79-77-76—232 , senior Phil Makowski tied for 28th with a 74-81-80—235 and freshman Ryan Wirtz was 35th with an 82-76-81—239.

Mount Union won the team title with a 290-296-304—890, Otterbein was second with a 303-295-305—903,  and John Carroll was third with a 299-302-304—905.

MtU's Scott Miller won Medalist honors with a 5-under par 67-71-70—208.

The top 10 golfers at the end of 54 holes earn All-Conference honors.

Team Standings

1. Mount Union 290-296-304—890, 2. Otterbein 303-295-305—903, 3. John Carroll 299-302-304—905, 4. Ohio Northern 301-306-306—913, 5. Baldwin-Wallace 299-301-316—916, 6. Muskingum 299-301-319—919, 7. Heidelberg 308-307-327—942, 8. Capital 319-310-320—949, 9. Wilmington 320-DNF-316.

Top 10 Individual Results

1. Scott Miller (MtU) 67-71-70—208, 2. Ricky Jaskolski (BW) 71-71-77—221, 3. Ben Adams (Ott) 75-73-72—220,4. Tom Repicky (ONU) 71-77-73—221, 5. Alex DiPalma (JCU), 74-7376—223, t6. Jourdon Leymon (Musk) 74-73-77—214,  t6. Joe Zucker (JCU) 75-74-75—224, t8. Jon Lieser (MtU) 73-7280—225, t8. Steve Guerrieri (MtU) 73-7874—225, t8. Gary Stover (Wilm) 72-77-76—225.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

4. Tom Repicky 71-77-73—221, t16. Travis Ballinger 77-76-77—230, t21. Colin Burns 79-77-76—232, t28. Phil Makowski 74-81-80—235, 35. Ryan Wirtz 82-76-81—239.