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Ohio Men’s Golf Breaks Records at EKU Invitational

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The Men’s Golf Team has a lot to be happy about after traveling to Richmond, Kentucky over the weekend to compete in the Eastern Kentucky University Intercollegiate tournament.

The Bobcats put together a record breaking performance posting a three-round team score of 842, the best ever in program history. They also tied the 1961-62 Men’s team for best one-round score of 274 on Saturday.

Although the Bobcats broke records left and right, it still wasn’t enough to win the tournament as they placed second out of 18, only trailing the host of the invitational, EKU who shot a 12-under 828 on the weekend.

The Bobcats did stay consistent with great play throughout the whole tournament however, never placing outside of the top-3 after each round.

Ty Herriott led the Bobcats once again as a star in the tournament, finishing in fourth place individually with a total score of 207 (69-65-73). Herriott is a perfect 2-2 in placing in the top-5 so far this year. Although it is still early on in the season, it is looking like the senior co-captain is bound for another impressive year.

Another big force for the Bobcats this weekend was the other senior co-captain, Peyton White. White finished tied for sixth individually, posting a 209. After suffering a shaky first round, White produced back to back 68’s for a great comeback.

Other notable performers were sophomores Michael Kenny and Ben Sattler. Kenny finished tied for 16th shooting a 212 (67-74-71) while Sattler fired a 218 (73-71-74) finishing tied for 41st.

This senior-led team is off to a great start so far this season with good showings in both of their first two tournaments. With the first two tournaments under their belt, the offseason rust should be shaken off by now and expect a lot of great play from the Bobcats coming up.

The Bobcats will get a week off of tournament play before they travel up to Akron, Ohio to compete in the Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club on Oct. 3-4.