Aces Men's Golf takes third at Bowling Green

The University of Evansville men's golf team battled a rain delay, a 15 MPH wind and the other nine squads to finish in sixth place at the John Piper Intercollegiate.

With inclement weather in the Bowling Green area, Tuesday's final round of play was delayed for an hour before beginning with a strong win in excess of 15 miles per hour at times.  Freshman Alex Turner battled his way to a tie for fourth place with a 3-over 75 in the final round.  Turner shot a 72 and 73 in Monday's opening rounds.

Parker Hensley posted a 79 on Tuesday en route to a tie for 15th place following his combined score of 147 on day one.  Three shots behind Hensley was Rick Voyvodic who tie for 23rd with a 229 while Quinn Vilneff tied for 31st with a 230 and freshman Will Knights carded a 240.  Josiah Ashba tied for 44th with a 244 while shooting as an individual.

Cleveland State, who led the tournament after day one, finished the job on Tuesday.  With a comfortable six shot lead entering the final round, the Vikings held on to take top honors by five strokes (886-891).  Oakland University finished second while Wisconsin-Green Bay and Wright State tied for third with an 894.

Bowling Green took fifth place with a 902 while the Aces completed the 3-round event with a 904.  Wes Gates of BGSU stretched his lead after the first two rounds, winning the individual event by 12 shots over Gene Kiela III of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  Gates carded a 206 while Kiela had a 218.  Andrea Bailey of CSU notched a 219 to take third while Turner tied Michael Klaric III of CSU for fourth place with a 220.

Next up for Evansville is the Cleveland State Invitational, which is set for Oct. 1 and 2 at Canterbury Golf Club in Cleveland.