DADE CITY, Fla. –The Miami University men’s golf team defeated Toledo, 4-2, in the fifth-place match at the Mid-American Match Play Championship Tuesday.
"I was proud of our performance today, really proud,” said Coach Zac Zedrick. “We got ahead early in several matches and never let go of that momentum. There was a level of confidence that I hope we can continue to cultivate as we progress through the spring."
Junior Luke Shaughnessy finished the tournament strong, winning all three of his matches. Shaughnessy defeated Oliver Holtsberry 3 and 2 in his final match. Junior Scott Cahill and senior Austin Kelly also brought home wins in their third matches, Cahill defeating Jamie Richardson 3 and 2, and Kelly defeating Nate Gonring at 3 and 2. Senior Mark MacDonald also beat his opponent, Mike Lancaster, 5 and 4. Sophomore Jack Sparling and freshman Jared Hammons fell to their opponents, Otto Black defeating Sparling 3 and 2 and Robert Thomas defeating Hammons 1-Up.
"The weather will be tough for us to get outside consistently for the next few weeks, so we're going to need to bear down and keep doing what we've been doing indoors,” said Zedrick. “We can still get better and we'll be ready when we head down to South Carolina in March."
The RedHawks return to stroke play next month when they participate in the Colleton River Collegiate Tournament in Bluffton, S.C.