March 22, 2014

Wolverines finish ninth at Capital Invitational

GALENA, Ohio -- The Grove City College men's golf team shot a two-day score of 661 to finish ninth at the Capital Invitational at the Royal American Links in Galena.

The Wolverines posted a team score of 329 on day one before shooting a 332 on day two.

Junior Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) shot identical rounds of 79 for a two-day score of 158 to lead the Wolverines and place him in a tie for 17th in the 68-golfer field. Junior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) went 81-82 and freshman Austin Eckhardt (Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin) shot rounds of 80 and 83 as each posted a 163 to tie for 33rd.

 Junior Austin Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) shot an 89 on day one to count as the Wolverines' fourth score while junior Nick Guiler (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) recorded an 88 on Saturday to count for round two.

Division II Ohio Dominican won the team title with a two-day score of 602 while Charlie Phillips of NAIA-member Mount Vernon Nazarene shot a 145 to earn medalist honors.

Grove City returns to action next Friday and Saturday when they compete in the Malone Invitational.

Capital Invitational
Royal American Links -- Galena, Ohio

Christian Locher (Jr., Mars, Pa./Mars) 79-79 158
Brian Giesler (Jr., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) 81-82 163
Austin Eckhardt (Fr., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin) 80-83 163
Nick Guiler (Jr., Mercer, Pa./Mercer) 91-88 179
Austin Wenger (Jr., Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) 89-93 182
Justin Dent (Fr., Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant) 91-91 182
Joshua Van Eerden (Fr., Greensboro, N.C./Adler Prep) 104-99 203


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