Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team came away with a share of 10th place overall as the Bulldogs finished well into the upper half of the Midwest Regional #2 Tourney, known as The Jewell, which took place this past weekend (April 3-4) at Elks Run Golf Club in Batavia, Ohio.
The Bulldogs improved by 10 strokes in the final round as they totaled 588 overall to place tied for 10th along with host Bellarmine (Ky.) in the large 27-team field. FSU shot a 299 in Friday's opening round before coming back with a 289 figure on Saturday to close out the event.
Ferris State's Ben Cook, a junior, shot back-to-back scores of two-under 70 to place a single stroke behind Rockhurst's (Mo.) Nick Arman and Tucker Guisewite of Indianapolis. They both shot a 139 figure over the 36 holes of action to share medalist honors with Cook a single stroke behind in third overall at 140 for the tournament.
FSU senior Chris Eaton and sophomore Tyler Siech both shot scores of 149 to share 45th place overall in the field. Eaton carded a 74 in round one followed by a 75 in the final round while Siech followed up his opening-round 76 with a one-over 73 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs' Zak Kiefer placed tied for 52nd in the field with a 150 total on rounds of 79 and 71 while sophomore Cody Simons shared 120th overall with a 159 score. He posted a first-round 82 before firing a 77 in the final 18 holes of action.
More than 135 total golfers competed at The Jewell. Indianapolis won the team title with a 580 total followed by Missouri-St. Louis and Tiffin, which shared second place at 581 for the two days of competition.
Ferris State will next take part in the Midwest Regional #3 event, which is set for April 12-13 at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.