May 5th, 2016

Former golf Rocks lead Knight to NCAA finals

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.

Former golf Rocks lead Knight to NCAA finals
photo provided by the Bellarmine athletic department

ALLENDALE, Mich.—Cold, rain and wind is the recipe for almost unplayable golf conditions, yet the Bellarmine University men's golf team will remember today's tough round played in those miserable conditions with fond memories.  That's because despite shooting their highest team score of the year, the Knights finished third in the NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional to advance to the national finals in Denver on May 17-21. 

After posting rounds of 294 and 295, Bellarmine opened today's final round in second place in the tournament, which was being played at Grand Valley State University's The Meadows Golf Course. In today's tough conditions, however, nobody gained much ground as no team in the field was able to break 300.

The Knights finished today's round with a 319, which is 35 over par, but dropped just one spot in the overall standings. James Inman and DJ Vogt each shot 79 today, but both notched top 10 finishes.  Inman tied for third overall while Vogt took home eighth place in the field of 103 players.

Bellarmine senior Mack Van Lenten led the Knights in today's round with a 78.  Lucas Jones and Ryan Harris posted final rounds of 83 and 85 respectively.

Joining the Knights, who finished with a 54-hole score of 908, in Denver from the super-regional, will be Central Missouri (900), Southeast Oklahoma State (901), Tiffin (912), and Central Oklahoma (913).

Talon Supak of Illinois Springfield, who was competing as an individual, took medalist honors by finishing the tournament with a 54-hole score of 218 (+5).

For complete results, go to the Golfstat scoring webpage.


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