Men's Golfers Take Third Place At Great Lakes Region Tournament III

Men's Golfers Take Third Place At Great Lakes Region Tournament III

Three Ferris State University men's golf team members placed among the top 20 in helping guide Bulldogs to a third-place showing at the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region Tournament III (April 10-11) with a two-round 597 team score at Noblesville, Ind.

Ferris State, which recorded 295 and 302 rounds for a 21-strokes over par score, ended one stroke behind Ashland (596, +20) for second while Indianapolis (582, +6) was tops among the 25 teams who participated in the 36-hole event.

Senior Garrett Simons (Grand Ledge) lead Ferris State with a one-under par and season-best 143-stroke total (71-72=143) to tie Rockhurst's Clarke Fy (143, -1) for second-place honors.  The two finished two strokes in back of Indianapolis' Jacob Yocum (141, -3) for tournament medalist.  Simons' 143 score bettered his two-round 147-stroke total set earlier this season (Oct. 18-19) at the Great Lakes Region Invitational II Tournament. 

Senior Kyle Wittenbach (Lowell) carded a 149 (73-76=149, +5) to claim a four-way share of 13th place on the par 72, 7,268-yard Purgatory Golf Course.  Junior Ian Straayer (Caledonia/Grandville) turned in a 151 score (78-73=151, +7) and was among eight players to tie for 19th place.

Freshman Trent Davison (Rockford) placed in a 44th-place tie as a result of shooting a 154 (73-81=154, +10).  Sophomore Tyler Robinson (Haslett) closed out the scoring for Ferris State by firing a 176-stroke total (82-88=176, +26), which was worthy of 119th place.

Ferris State will compete in the Detroit Titans Invitational this weekend (April 15-16) at the Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich.