SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – The Miami University men’s golf team finished in 13th place at the Northern Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday. The RedHawks shot a final round of 15-over par 303 to finish the tournament at 63-over par. UCF, who was in fourth place after round two, ended up winning the tournament with a score of 866.
"This week was a great test for our team,” said head coach Zac Zedrick. “Rich Harvest Farms is one of the six NCAA Regional sites this spring and the field was very similar to what we'll see at just about any regional site.”
As a team, the RedHawks’ score improved each round, bringing them back up to 13th place.
“Our play in the first round was disappointing, but I definitely saw steady improvement from everyone throughout the tournament,” said Zedrick.
Jack Sparling finished strong, shooting a final round of 2-over par 74, leaving him with a score of 225 tied for 33rd place.
Other golfers include Mark MacDonald who shot 6-over par 78, leaving him with a score 240 tying for 74th place, along with teammate Greg Conrad who shot 8-over par 80 finishing with a score of 242 that tied for 79th place.
“I was particularly proud of how we responded after getting off to a tough start today, playing our best nine holes of the tournament coming in,” said coach Zedrick. “We have a team that's going to get better with each competitive experience and I think we can build off of the things we learned this week going into Michigan next weekend."
The Miami University men’s golf team will be traveling to Ann Arbor, Michigan Sept. 16-17 to compete in the Wolverine Intercollegiate.