Phillip Caffee leads Men's Golf to sixth place finish at 2012 OAC Sprilg Invitational
By Tim Glon
WESTERVILLE — Senior Phillip Caffee finished tenth with a 54-hole 246 to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational Sunday and Monday at Little Turtle Golf Club.
The Polar Bears (40-23-3) finished sixth out of eight teams with a 343-335-329—1007.
Caffee finished tenth out of 51 golfers with a 30-over par 88-80-78—246, fighting very high winds and difficult playing conditions on the Par-72, 6622-yard course.
Otterbein won the team title with a 958, Mount Union was second with a 985, Baldwin-Wallace was third with a 1000, John Carroll was fourth with a 1002 and Muskingum was fifth with a 1004.
JCU's Alex DiPalma took Medalist honors with a 75-77-75—227.
Sophomore Colin Burns finished tied for 14th with an 89-85-77—251, senior Travis Ballinger tied for 2nd with a 78-88-90—256, sophomore Ryan Wirtz tied for 31st with an 88-85-87—260 and freshman Ted Loewendick was 34th with an 89-85-87—261.
The Polar Bears will wrap up their regular season at the Cedarville Invitational April 23-24 and will compete in the 72-hole OAC Championships April 27-29 at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio.
1. Otterbein 320-325-313—958, 2. Mount Union 330-327-328—985, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 334-327-339—1000, 4. John Carroll 340-335-327—1002, 5. Muskingum 332-333-339—1004, 6. Ohio Northern 343-335-329—1007, 7. Capital 342-344-338—1024, 8. Heidelberg 360-348-360—1068.
Top 5 Individual Results
1. Alex DiPalma (JCU) 75-77-75—227, 2. Ben Adams (Ott) 79-81-76—236, t3. Brock Neighbors (Ott) 82-79-77—238, t3. Sage Engel (Ott) 79-78-81—238, 5. Joey Shroyer (Musk) 76-78-86—240.
Ohio Northern Individual Results
10. Phillip Caffee 88-80-78—246, t14. Colin Burns 89-85-77—251, t22. Travis Ballinger 78-88-90—256, t31. Ryan Wirtz 88-85-87—260, 34. Ted Loewendick 89-85-87—261.
Other Ohio Northern Individual Results