Anderson, Goodchild lead Men's Golf to sixth place finish at Spiess Memorial Invitational

Anderson, Goodchild lead Men's Golf to sixth place finish at Spiess Memorial Invitational

By Tim Glon

WAUSEON — Junior Nick Anderson (Mason) tied a career-low with a 1-over par 73 to lead the Ohio Northern men's golf team to a sixth place finish in the 13-team at the Jon Spiess Memorial Tournament on Tuesday at Ironwood Golf Course.

The Polar Bears (8-18 overall) finished with a 18-hole total of 311 on the par-72 course.

The tournament featured nine NCAA Division II schools.

Ohio Northern finished third of the five Division III teams, defeating Albion (Mich.) and Bluffton and falling to Defiance and Trine (Ind.)

Anderson tied his career-low round, firing a 35-38—73 to finish fifth out of 72 golfers.

Senior Zach Goodchild (Pickerington/North) tied for 11th with a 76, junior Joshua Turich (Centerville) tied for 24th with a 79 and sophomore Ryan Tatman (West Chester/Lakota East) and freshman Brant Morton (Findlay/Van Buren) tied for 46th with 83s.

Northwestern Ohio won the tightly-contested team title with a 300, as six teams finished within 11 shots of the lead.

The Polar Bears will return to action Sunday and Monday at the OAC Fall Invitational in Hinckley.

Team Standings

1. Northwestern Ohio 300, 2. Jackson (Mich.) CC 302, 3. Defiance 308, 4. Lourdes 308, 5. Trine (Ind.) 310, 6. Northwestern Ohio "B" 310, 7. Ohio Northern 311, 8. Albion (Mich.) 321, 9. Rochester (Mich.) 324, 10. Siena Heights (Mich.) 331, 11. Ohio Northern "B" 333, 12. Trine (Ind.) "B" 335, 13. Concordia (Mich.) 339, 14. Bluffton 354.

Top 5 Individual Results

1. Sebastian Sundell (UNOH) 68, 2. Alex Miday (Def) 70, 3. Jay Denman (Lourdes) 71, 4. Ian Friesner (UNOH) 72, 5. Nick Anderson (ONU) 73.

Ohio Northern Individual Results

5. Nick Anderson 73, t11. Zach Goodchild 76, t24. Joshua Turich 79, t46. Ryan Tatman 83, t46. Brant Morton 83.

Other Ohio Northern "B" Individual Results

t30. Joe Slusher 80, t46. Shane Meek 83, t54. Riku Watanabe 85, t54. Jared Foster 85, t68. Tanner Rader 91, 70. Aaron Sharp 92.