April 26, 2014

Grove City takes third at PAC Championships

BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's golf team concluded the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference Spring Golf Championships in third place with a 72-hole score of 1247 on Saturday afternoon at the Cedarbrook Golf Club.

The Wolverines' two-day score of 639 was added to their 608 from the PAC Fall Championships.

Junior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) posted a two-day score of 153 (74-79) to finish tied for third individually and earn All-PAC First Team honors. Additionally, junior Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) garnered All-PAC Honorable Mention status by shooting a two-round 159 (81-78) to tie for 12th in the 40-golfer field.

Senior Conor Eckhardt (Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg) rebounded from a first round 86 to shoot an 80 on day two and finish 18th with a 166 while junior Nick Guiler (Mercer, Pa./Mercer) finished tied for 20th with a 167 (79-88).

Freshman Austin Eckhardt (Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin) rounded out the Grove City contingent with a 25th-place score of 169 (87-82).

Saint Vincent won the men's team crown with a four-round score of 1211 while Washington and Jefferson was second with a 1228.

Thomas More's Mike Marcagi earned PAC MVP honors with a two-round score of 150.

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.

The Wolverines will conclude their 2014 season at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on Wednesday.

Presidents' Athletic Conference Spring Championships
Cedarbrook Golf Club -- Belle Vernon, Pa.

Brian Giesler (Jr., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) 74-79 153
Christian Locher (Jr., Mars, Pa./Mars) 81-78 159
Conor Eckhardt (Sr., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg) 86-80 166
Nick Guiler (Jr., Mercer, Pa./Mercer) 79-88 167
Austin Eckhardt (Fr., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg-Franklin) 87-82 169


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