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Men's Golf In Fifth After Day One In Muncie

Freshman Peyton White made six birdies on day one of competition.

April 21, 2014


MUNCIE, Ind. -
The Ohio University men's golf team put together a solid 36 holes of golf Monday to move into the fifth-place position after day one action at the Earl Yestingsmeier Memorial Invitational.

The Bobcats shot a combined 752 (374-378, +52) and trail fourth-place Loyola by just one stroke. Toledo leads the event with a combined total of 726 (+26).

Ohio was led on day one of competition by freshman Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.), who recorded a combined total of 148 (72-76, +8) to sit in a tie for 13th place. White made six birdies through his first 36 holes.

Junior Thomas Leech (Pittsburgh, Pa.) - playing as an individual - matched White's score of 148 (76-72, +8). On his second round, Leech knocked in a birdie putt on No. 3 and made 16 pars on his card to move into the top-20 of the field.

Also within the top-20 through two rounds, junior Andrew Mlynarski carded a nine-over 149 (73-76). The St. Michaels, Md., native, made three birdies during his first 18 holes of the day.

Senior Phil Gieseker (Saline, Mich.) carded a two-over par 72 to start his day and added a 79 in the second round to sit t-26th with a combined score of 151 (+11). He was followed by sophomore Michael Engelman (Grand Blanc, Mich.), who rebounded nicely from an opening round 80 to fire a second-round total of 72. He is t-31st and made three birdies on his second 18.

Sophomore Brad Burgess (St. Catharines, Ontario) is tied with Engelman after firing 18-hole totals of 77 and 75 (+12).

Freshman Ty Herriott (Brandywine, Md.) rounded out the Ohio contingent on day one, carding a 36-hole total of 161 (80-81, +21) to sit in a tie for 55th place.

The Bobcats wrap up competition at Delaware Country Club on Tuesday.