May 5, 2012
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – The Miami University men’s golf team had one of its best rounds of the season on Saturday with a one-under par 287 at the third round of the Mid-American Conference Championship. The RedHawks are now 36-over par for the event and moved up four spots to fifth place. They are only five shots out of second place. Kent State continues to be well out in front of the event, as it holds a 40-shot lead at nine-under par.
“I’m really proud of how we followed up what was obviously a disappointing start to the championship with a really solid round as a team today,” said head coach Zac Zedrick. “The boys did a great job of just going out and competing. There were no worries about what place we were in, what someone was at in relation to par, or what just happened on the last hole. They stayed in the moment and competed in a way were capable of competing every day.”
Mark MacDonald had the lowest round of his career with a four-under par 68. He had seven birdies on the day. It was the lowest round by any golfer on Saturday by three shots. He now stands at 11-over par for the tournament and is tied for 21st.
“I’m so happy for Mark,” said Zedrick. “Yesterday was a particularly tough day for him and to follow it up with one of the best rounds of the tournament is such a thrill to see.”
Ben Peacock continued his solid tournament with an even-par 72. He is tied for 13th at seven-over par.
Miami will complete its season with the fourth and final round of the MAC Championship on Sunday. Live stats are available at the link above.