By Tim Glon
WEST LAFAYETTE — The Ohio Northern men's golf team finished in ninth place at the 2019 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships on Friday-Sunday at River Greens Golf Course.
Senior Joshua Turich (Centerville) fired a final round 71 on Sunday to move up 11 spots in the 45-man field and finished tied for 18th with a 75-78-82-71—306, which was just two strokes and four places away from earning All-Conference honors for the second time in his career.
His 306 total tied his previous career low of 306 set at last year's championships, which was good enough for ninth place in 2018.
The Polar Bears (18-48-1 overall) finished with a 308-311-321-298—1238 for the 72-hole tournament
The top 14 golfers and ties at the end of the 72-hole tournament earn All-Conference accolades and Kimberly is seven shots out of that position with 18 holes yet to play.
Otterbein won the team title with a 10-over par 284-293-299-286—1162. Baldwin Wallace was second with a 1202 and John Carroll and Marietta tied for third with 1211s.
Sam Marty of Otterbein won Medalist honors by five shots with a 1-under par 69-71-74-73—287.
1. Otterbein 284-293-299-286—1162, 2. Baldwin Wallace 306-287-312-297—1202, t3. John Carroll 299-307-298-307—1211, t3. Marietta 309-300-308-294—1211, 5. Heidelberg 299-307-313-296—1215, 6. Mount Union 304-308-312-294—1218, 7. Muskingum 305-306-316-305—1232, 8. Capital 316-314-307-296—1233, 8. Ohio Northern 308-311-321-298—1238.
Top 14 Individual Results (All-OAC)
1. Sam Marty (Ott) 69-71-74-72—287, 2. Spencer Jordan (Ott) 73-75-74-70—292, t3. Johnny Peck (Ott) 72-75-75-71—293, t3. Tyler Dunfee (Ott) 73-72-76-72—293, 5. Kurt Fortman (Ott) 70-75-77-73—295, t6. Andrew Sikorski (Berg) 73-73-79-72—297, t6. Brenton Franks (Musk) 72-78-74-73—297, 8. Logan Holbrook (Cap) 73-76-74-75—298, t9. Jimmy Clark (BW) 73-74-79-73—299, t9. Devin Webster 79-72-76-72—299, 11. Hunter Miller (BW) 75-72-82-73—302, 12. Roni Shin (BW) 78-72-75-78—303, t13. Dylan Tucker (Mar) 77-74-75-78—304, t13. Luke Engle (MtU) 75-75-80-74—304, t13. Nolan Laughlin (JCU) 76-73-72-83—304.
Ohio Northern Individual Results