April 23, 2013
Grove City takes 3rd
BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's golf team placed third at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships at Cedarbrook Golf Club Tuesday afternoon. Grove City finished the 72-hole event with a team score of 1,243. Saint Vincent won the team title with a 1,204, followed by Washington & Jefferson at 1,231. Thiel finished fourth at 1,245.
Two Grove City players earned All-PAC recognition. Junior Conor Eckhardt (Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg) shot a combined 152 Monday and Tuesday, good for fourth place overall. He earned First Team All-PAC distinction.
Senior Blake Brogan (East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing) placed seventh overall with a 153. He landed on the conference's Second Team.
Sophomore Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) took 12th with a 155 while senior Matt Litton (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) finished 17th in the field with a 159. Sophomore Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) carded a 161, which ranked 20th.
Saint Vincent's Micah Markantone won the tournament with a 147.
The Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships feature four rounds of competition -- two in the fall and two in the spring. All four rounds count toward the team championship while Player of the Year and All-PAC Teams are determined solely by the spring competition.
Grove City will compete in the Carnegie Mellon Invitational Thursday in Pittsburgh.
GROVE CITY SCORECARD
|Conor Eckhardt (Jr., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg)||77-75 152|
|Blake Brogan (Sr., East Lansing, Mich./East Lansing)||73-80 153|
|Christian Locher (So., Mars, Pa./Mars)||82-73 155|
|Matt Litton (Sr., Chantilly, Va./Chantilly)||80-79 159|
|Brian Giesler (So., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock)||81-80 161|
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