Ferris State Shoots Best Round Of Season In Winning Special "Cats vs Dawgs" Golf Duel

Ferris State Shoots Best Round Of Season In Winning Special "Cats vs Dawgs" Golf Duel

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team had one of its most impressive rounds of the season over the weekend as the Bulldogs squared off against Northern Michigan in a rare duel with a unique format at FSU's Katke Golf Course.

The Bulldogs and Wildcats battled on Saturday and Sunday (April 15-16) in a special "medal match play" format in which opposing players competed in an 18-hole match to win a point for their team. Billed as a "Cats vs Dawgs Duel", the eight versus eight competition took place both days with Ferris State beating NMU by a final 10-6 count.

In day one action on Saturday, the Bulldogs picked up 4 1/2 points to 3 1/2 for the Wildcats. FSU then captured 5 1/2 points in Sunday's final day of competition with Northern Michigan netting 2 1/2 on day two.

While the match was not scored with a team total, the Bulldogs' posted a season-best 278 figure in final day play. FSU's Jack Weller highlighted the action with a bogey-free 65 scvore on day two in helping the Bulldogs to their best round of the year.

"This format simulates the final eight format at the national championships and was a fun event to play against our rivals from Northern Michigan," said FSU head coach Kyle Wittenbach. "It was also a nice confidence booster for our guys heading into the GLIAC Championships this weekend."

The 2017 GLIAC Men's & Women's Golf Championships will take place this Friday thru Sunday (April 21-23) in Nashport, Ohio. Ferris State is currently ranked fifth in the region and 17th nationally in the latest collegiate men's golf rankings.

Below are the complete results:

Ben Cook (FSU) 75 vs Martin Eliasson (NMU) 76
Cody Simons (FSU) 83 vs Chris Black (NMU) 84
Jack Weller (FSU) 79 vs Austin Elsner (NMU) 76
Ryan Bayer (FSU) 77 vs Owen Beyer (NMU) 84 
Andrew Hammett (FSU) 74 vs Logan Haight (NMU) 80
Joshua Jeffords (FSU) 82 vs Kurtis Fontinha (NMU) 79
Seth Terpstra (FSU) 74 vs Dustin Dishaw (NMU) 74
Brad Walling (FSU) 85 vs Hunter Mires (NMU) 81

Ben Cook (FSU) 69 vs Austin Elsner (NMU) 72
Jack Weller (FSU) 65 vs Martin Eliasson (NMU) 71
Brad Walling (FSU) 78 vs Chris Black (NMU) 78
Ryan Bayer (FSU) 76 vs Owen Beyer (NMU) 74
Andrew Hammett (FSU) 71 vs Dustin Dishaw (NMU) 74
Seth Terpstra (FSU) 73 vs Logan Haight (NMU) 80
Cody Simons (FSU) 73 vs Kurtis Fontinha (NMU) 74
Joshua Jeffords (FSU) 79 vs Hunter Mires (NMU) 72

Ferris State 10, Northern Michigan 6