Men’s Golf: Ohio Places Eighth In Mid-American Match Play

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The Bobcats fell in their final match against Akron Tuesday in the Mid-American Match Play, placing them in eighth for the tournament.

Ohio started seated eighth and finished in the same position. Two of the six matches were won by Ohio golfers and the remaining matches were all won by Akron.

Michael Lamping and Connor Coldwater were the two bright spots for Ohio, as they each won their match.

Ohio senior Lamping defeated Akron’s Cameron Simmons four holes up with three holes to play. This was a big win for Lamping after losing both of his matches Monday.

Also coming back from two losses was Coldwater. The junior blew his opponent out of the water, defeating Akron’s Louis Birchall six holes up with five holes to play. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, their efforts were not enough to get the win.

The four remaining matches were all lost to the Zips. Akron’s Charlie Bull defeated Ohio senior Byron Firestone five holes up with four to play, while his teammate Ryan Harris defeated Ohio freshman Brad Burgess three holes up with one to play. Akron’s Carr Vernon defeated freshman Mike Engleman with a final score of two holes up, and Henry Whittle defeated Ohio sophomore Thomas Leech four holes up with three to play.

This match between Ohio and Akron determined who took the seventh and eighth spots. The championship match was played between first seeded Ball State and sixth seeded Bowling Green. Bowling Green managed to get the upset by defeating Ball Sate with a team total of three and a half matches to Ball State’s two and a half.

Ohio will return to competition this weekend when they travel to Okatie, S.C. to compete against DePaul at the Chechessee Creek Country Club.