Burns leads Men's Golf to fifth place finish at Mt. St. Joseph Invitational

Burns leads Men's Golf to fifth place finish at Mt. St. Joseph Invitational

By Tim Glon

NORTH BEND -- Sophomore Colin Burns carded an 8-over par 152 to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a fifth place finish at the Mount Saint Joseph Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday at the Ashton Oaks Golf Course.

The Polar Bears (30-12-2) finished fifth out of 13 teams with a score of 628 strokes.

Transylvania (Ky.) won the team title with a 587, Hanover (Ind.) was second with a 601 and Centre (Ky.) was third with a 604.

Burns followed a first round 77 with a second round 75 to finish tied for 11th out of 86 golfers on the 6632-yard, par-72 course.

Sophomore Ryan Wirtz tied for 20th with a 75-80--155, senior Phillip Caffee tied for 33rd with an 80-79--159, junior Travis Ballinger tied for 43rd with an 81-82--163 and freshman Andrew Quintrell tied for 53rd with an 80-87--167.

Transylvania's Stephen Montgomery took Medalist honors with a 4-under par 69-71--140.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Friday and Saturday at the Muskingum Invitational.

Team Standings

1. Transylvania (Ky.) 296-291--587, 2. Hanover (Ind.) 301-300--601, 3. Centre (Ky.) 305-289--604, 4. Mount Saint Joseph 305-302--607, 5. Ohio Northern 312-316--628, 6. Franklin (Ind.) 322-317--639, 7. Muskingum 327-326--653, 8. Alma (Mich.) 319-338--657, 9. Anderson (Ind.) 339-326--665, 10. Defiance 329-343--672, 11. Manchester (Ind.) 344-340--684, 12. Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 353-348--701, 13. Thomas More (Ky.) 355-368--723.

Top 5 Individuals

1. Stephen Montgomery (TU) 69-71--140, t2. Justin Tereshko (TU) 76-71--147, t2. Robert Bader (Han) 72-75--147, t2. Kenny Brosnam (MSJ) 73-74--147, t1. Marty Predmesky (Alma) 67-80--147.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

t11. Colin Burns 77-75--152, t20. Ryan Wirtz 75-80--155, t33. Phillip Caffee 80-79--159, t43. Travis Ballinger 81-82--163, t53. Andrew Quintrell 80-87--167.

Other Ohio Northern Individual Results

t67. Angelo Palmer 84-88--172, 80. Pat Helman 92-87--179.