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Ohio Men’s Golf takes 16th at Middleburg

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The Ohio Bobcats men’s golf team finished up their final round of play Tuesday, taking 16th place in the Middleburg Bank Intercollegiate in Williamsburg, Va.

The ‘Cats seemed very determined early in match play on day one, lost their grove a bit on day two and scrape for improvement on day three.

Day One

Sunday the Bobcats completed the first day of competition in 13th place. Ohio posted 298 as a team. Junior Michael Engelman was the standout for the Bobcats on Sunday after shooting a 72 and finishing the day tied for 25th place. Freshman Grant Engel shot a 74, tying him for 50th place. Sophomore Peyton White concluded the first day in 67th place after racking up a 75.

Day Two

Monday was a troubling day for the Bobcats. They concluded the day in 17th place, dropping four spots going into day three. Engelman and Engel dropped off on day two. Engelman shot a 77 tied for 57th place. Engel fell 49 places individually after day two; he shot an 81 and concluded the day tied at 99th. White shot a 76 causing him to fall seven spots tied at 74th after both days. Overall as a team, Ohio shot a 306 going into day three.

Day Three

While concluding on Tuesday the Bobcats had their best team play of the road trip. Ohio captured a 296 on the scoreboard securing 16th place. White was by far the story for the Bobcats. White improved immensely on Tuesday shooting a 68 allowing him to finish tied at 29th individually. Engelman concluded the trip with a 75. Senior Thomas Leech shot a 77 in the final round to help Ohio to a decent showing in competition.

The Radford Highlanders inched out Loyola University in a three-hole playoff to win the team title.

Ohio will be back on the fairway April 13, when they participate in the Greenbrier Invitational in White Sulfer Springs, W.Va.