September 17, 2014
Wolverines fall by one stroke at Fall Invite
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's golf team fielded a pair of five-man teams for its seven-team Fall Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at the Grove City Country Club.
The Grove City "Red" team finished second with a 318, just one stroke behind team champion Saint Vincent's 317, while the "Black" team finished fifth in the seven-team field with a 346.
Senior Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) finished his day one stroke over par with a 73 to earn medalist honors by two strokes over Saint Vincent's Jake Reed. With the victory, Locher has now earned medalist honors in four consecutive home invitationals.
Senior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) finished second for the red squad and fourth overall with a 78 while sophomore Austin Eckhardt (Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg) tied for ninth with an 83.
Freshman Connor Grieb (Wexford, Pa./Homeschooled) fired an 84 to lead the black squad, as he and the red team's freshman Jorden Alfery (Cheswick, Pa./Fox Chapel) finished in a tie for 12th place.
Senior Nick Guiler (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) carded an 86 for 19th place while senior Austin Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) and freshman Anthony Smaldino (Butler, Pa./Vincentian) each shot an 87 to tie for 20th.
Sophomore Josh Van Eerden (Greensboro, N.C./Adler Prep) and freshman Connor Tipping (Harleysville, Pa./Christopher Dock) posted scores of 89 and 91, respectively, to round out the Wolverine contingent.
Grove City returns to action on Monday when they travel to North East, Pa. for the Penn State Behrend Invitational. Competition is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.
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|Christian Locher (Sr., Mars, Pa./Mars)||36-37 73|
|Brian Giesler (Sr., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock)||38-40 78|
|Austin Eckhardt (So.., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin)||41-42 83|
|Jorden Alfery (Fr., Cheswick, Pa./Fox Chapel)||42-42 84|
|Anthony Smaldino (Fr., Butler, Pa./Vincentian)||45-42 87|
|Connor Grieb (Fr., Wexford, Pa./Homeschooled)||42-42 84|
|Nick Guiler (Sr., Mercer, Pa./Mercer)||42-44 86|
|Austin Wenger (Sr., Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian)||41-46 87|
|Josh Van Eerden (So., Greensboro, N.C./Adler Prep)||43-46 89|
|Connor Tipping (Fr., Harleysville, Pa./Christopher Dock)||46-45 91|
|*-competed as an individual|
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