Feb. 11, 2014
DADE CITY, Fla. - The eighth-seeded Ohio University men's golf team defeated No. 7 Bowling Green by a score of 4-2 in the final round of action at the Mid-American Match Play at Lake Jovita Golf Club.
Freshman Ty Herriott (Brandywine, Md.) continued his strong performance in match play, defeating BGSU's Holden Pahr, three up. With another victory, Herriott is now 3-1-0 in match play competition this spring.
Senior Phil Gieseker (Saline, Mich.) and junior Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) both were able to secure victories, beating their opponents by two holes.
Mlynarski finished the three-round match play event with a 2-1-0 record.
“Playing from the No. 2 spot, the competition was pretty steep," Mlynarski said."It was nice to win two out of three matches this week, especially in the match vs. Toledo when we were struggling.”
Freshman Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) won a tight match, one up, over Chris Melvin of BGSU. White went 1-1-1 at the Mid-American Match Play.
“It was great to see such strong play from the freshmen," Mlynarski said. "Peyton really proved himself in the fall and definitely deserved to be our No. 1 guy. His record might not show how well he’s playing. Also have to give credit to Ty Herriott, who won two matches and really stepped up and worked hard over the offseason. It showed this week.”
Senior Bradley Lucas (Worthington, Ohio) and sophomore Brad Burgess (St. Catharines, Ontario) rounded out the lineup for Ohio. Both student-athletes fell in their respective matches.
With the victory, Ohio secured a seventh-place finish in the Mid-American Match Play. The Bobcats fell to No. 1 EMU, 4-2, and No. 5 Toledo, 4.5-1.5, in the opening two rounds on Monday.
Ohio will return to action on Saturday, Feb. 15 to take on the Blue Demons of DePaul. The match will take place in Hilton Head, S.C. as a tune-up for the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb, 18-19).
“We have six guys playing well and it only takes five to complete a match," Mlynarski said. "We’re heading to Wexford looking forward to some good results with the high level of play we showed this week. The results didn’t necessarily show the quality of play we have going on right now.”