By John Bray
Lords golf began their fall season in two separate 36-hole tournaments over the weekend and into Monday.
First, the Lords played in the 24-team Transylvania Fall Invitational. As a team, the Lords shot 312 in the opening round, good for 11th place. On Sunday, the Lords rebounded from the shaky start to shoot an eighth-place 306. Jake Fait ’16 paced the Lords with a 79 and a 73, leaving him tied for 18th.
“I liked the way we bounced back on the second day,” Head Coach Grant Wallace said. “We finished eighth, but I know we can play better, and that’s a good thing.”
Fait was the individual leader, but Ryan Muthiora ’18 stole the show. Muthiora shot a 31 over his first nine holes, breaking Kenyon’s nine-hole record.
“I thought the freshman nerves might be out there, but I didn’t see them,” Wallace said. “He had a lot of fun.”
On Monday, the Lords traveled to the Rosencrans-Maurer Invite at Wittenberg University. In the grueling 36-hole, one-day event, the Lords played a routine 18 holes then another whole round without a break The Lords started slowly but picked it up in the second round, shooting 310, then 304, for the tournament. Those combined scores earned them fifth place out of nine. Alex Blickle ’15 played masterfully, shooting a two-under-par 70 in the second round, finishing tied for fourth place. He was also named to the all-tournament team.
“I was very impressed,” Wallace said of his team.
“We are still getting there, but when they put that all together, a solid round, it’s going to be fun to see,” Wallace said.