DADE CITY, Fla. - The Miami University men's golf team tied Toledo, 3-3, in the fifth-place match at the Mid-American Match Play Championship Tuesday, but ultimately fell in a tiebreaker as the Rockets won their three matches by a total of 10 holes, while the RedHawks won their three matches by a total of five holes.
"It was another hard fought match today, very similar to Eastern Michigan (yesterday)," said head coach Zac Zedrick. "I think we performed well for the most part and it's disappointing to lose in a tiebreaker again, but winning the match outright was in our control and we simply came up short."
Senior Ben Peacock and freshman Jack Sparling tied for biggest Miami win on the day, each taking a 2 and 1 victory. Peacock defeated Patrick Cermak, while Sparling earned a victory over Thomas Shindler. Mark MacDonald earned the RedHawks other win, coming from four holes down to defeat Otto Black, 1UP.
"Judging by how we competed the last two days, there's been a lot of growth from last fall," said Zedrick. "Mark and Ben both went undefeated, which I was proud to see. We have a month to get better before our next trip and we'll continue to make strides every day."
The RedHawks return to stroke play next month when they participate in the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, Mar. 10-12. That tournament will take place at the Pinehurst No. 6 course.