Ferris State Men's Golf Climbs Leaderboard On Final Day To Place Fourth At GLIAC Championships

Ferris State Men's Golf Climbs Leaderboard On Final Day To Place Fourth At GLIAC Championships

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team used a strong round to move into the top four overall as the Bulldogs wrapped up the 2016 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships on Sunday (April 17) at The Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.

The Bulldogs shot a 301 team score in Sunday's final 18 holes of action to conclude the three-day event with a 912 or +45 figure. Tiffin won the conference title with an 892 total (+28) followed by Grand Valley State (893) and Northwood (909) in the top three overall.

Ferris State opened play in eighth place on Friday following the opening round after carding a 310 figure, but posted back-to-back 301 totals over the final 36 holes of action in the 54-hole event. FSU moved up to a share of sixth place on Saturday before climbing two more notches on the final day.

Sophomore Ryan Bayer led the Bulldogs at the GLIAC Championships by placing in a tie for 12th overall. He shot 226 or +10 for the 54 holes of action with rounds of 78 and 74 the first two days before coming back with another two-over 74 score in Sunday's final round.

Freshman Andrew Hammett placed tied for 15th overall with a 227 figure (+11) for the three days. Hammett shot 79 on day one before firing an even-par 72 Saturday and a 76 in Sunday's round.

Junior Tyler Siech finished tied for 21st in the field at 229 (+13) on rounds of 77, 76, 76 for the three days of action, respectively.

Next in line was sophomore Jack Weller, who carded a 77 in the final round on Sunday to place tied for 37th in the draw. He was 232 (+16) for the 54 holes while shooting a 76 and 79 the first two days before his final-round total.

Finally, sophomore Seth Terpstra had his best round on Sunday with a three-over 75 to finish tied for 51st at 237 (+21) for the tournament. He originally carded a 79 in round one followed by an 83 in round two.

A total of 15 teams took part in the GLIAC Championships.

The 2016 GLIAC Championships consisted of 54 holes as the teams played one round per day.  The low four of five scores counted towards the respective team score for each squad.

In 2015, The Virtues Golf Club was ranked as the number one public course in Ohio and 7th among the top 100 public golf courses in America, by Golf Digest. Located just 40 miles from downtown Columbus, The Virtues' spectacular Arthur Hills-designed championship golf course with upscale banquet and event amenities, delicious dining and variety of player development programs offer any golfers a great reason to visit.

This weekend marked the first time in which the GLIAC Championships had been held since the fall of 2014 as the event moved to the spring starting this season.

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