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Golf swings its way to fourth in Pa.

By John Bray

While most students were attending class on Monday, the Kenyon golf team took to the course at the Country Club of Meadville in Meadville, Pa., where they finished fourth at the two-day Guy W. Kuhn Memorial Invitational hosted by Allegheny College.

Sunday’s opening round found the Lords playing well and finishing with a score of 304, four strokes back of leader Carnegie Mellon University. Jake Fait ’16 ended the day tied for first after shooting an even-par 72.

The Lords continued to play well on Monday, shooting 306 as a team.

However, that was not enough to climb to the top of the leaderboard, and the Lords left Pennsylvania placing fourth out of 17 teams. Kenyon finished only seven strokes behind eventual tournament champion Carnegie Mellon, which had a score of 603. The University of Rochester finished second with 606 strokes and host Allegheny finished in third with a score of 607.

Individually, the Lords posted four top-30 finishers. Fait and Jack Tomashot ’16 tied for ninth with final scores of 151 each, while Alex Blickle ’15 tied for 20th with a final score of 154.

Finally, Jordan Harlacher ’16 tied for 28th with a final score of 156.

Head Coach Grant Wallace said he is proud of where the team finished at the Invitational. “We really came back strong after our first week,” he said. “Hopefully going forward we have set the tone.”

The Lords are off this weekend, but return to competition the weekend of Sept. 28 for the Kenyon College Fall Invitational.

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