April 9, 2014

Locher medalist; Grove City third at Bethany

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Junior Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) earned medalist honors to lead the Grove City College men's golf team to a third-place score of 324 at the five-team Bethany College Invitational on Wednesday afternoon at the Wheeling Country Club.

Locher shot a 73 on the day to lead the 25-golfer field, beating out Mark Vasill of Bethany for the individual victory by three strokes.

Junior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) tied for eighth with an 81 while junior Nick Guiler (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) and junior Austin Wenger (Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) shot 84 and 86, respectively, to round out the counting scores for Grove City

Thomas More won the team title with a four-man score of 315 while Saint Vincent edged the Wolverines for second with a 323.

Grove City returns to action on April 17 at the Saint Vincent Invitational.

Bethany College Invitational
Wheeling Country Club -- Wheeling, W.Va.

Christian Locher (Jr., Mars, Pa./Mars) 37-36 73*
Brian Giesler (Jr., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) 40-41 81
Nick Guiler (Jr., Mercer, Pa./Mercer) 44-40 84
Austin Wenger (Jr., Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) 43-43 86
Austin Eckhardt (Fr., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin) 48-42 90
*denotes medalist  


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