April 30, 2011
ATHENS, Ohio - Bradley Lucas moved up to a tie for 16th after the third round of the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championships at the TPC River's Bend Golf Club in Maineville, Ohio this weekend. The Bobcats are in ninth place.
Lucas matched his second-round score with a 75 and moved up two spots in the standings. He is currently only five strokes out of the top-10 for the tournament. Connor Coldwater improved seven shots from the second round and had his best mark of the tournament with a 75. He moved up four spots into a tie for 31st.
Paul Grauer slipped back 10 spots and is tied for 39th after shooting an 84. Byron Firestone matched his best round of the tournament with an 81 and remained in 41st place. Finally, Mark Reinhold slipped back just one spot to 43rd after a third-round 82.
Kent State continued its stranglehold on first place and is shooting an impressive five-under par 859, 29 strokes ahead of second-place Ball State. The Golden Flashes' Mackenzie Hughes maintained his position atop the individual standings with a 54-hole total of six-under par 210 (70-67-73), four strokes ahead of his teammate John Hahn (76-68-70).
The final round will be held on Sunday. The winner of the event receives an automatic berth into one of the NCAA Regional Tournaments.
The TPC River's Bend is a 7,180 yard par-72 course. It is one of the Tri-State's Premiere Golf Courses having hosted the Champions Tour and the Nationwide Tour in recent years. An Arnold Palmer Design, TPC offers a challenging layout in a dramatic setting. The course highlights include the par-3 5th and 7th holes, which play over hazards to challenging green surfaces.
Please click on the MAC link to take you to the tournament's official site and on the GolfStat link to live scoring of the event.
TEAM STANDINGS 1. Kent State 292-275-292=859 (-5); 2. Ball State 297-295-296=888 (+24); 3. Eastern Michigan 297-300-299=896 (+32); 4. Akron 297-298-305=900 (+36); 5. Northern Illinois 303-304-306=913 (+49); 6. Bowling Green 315-310-291=916 (+52); 7. Toledo 317-296-306=919 (+55); 8. Miami 310-303-309=922 (+37); 9. Ohio 313-312-313=938 (+49)
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS 1. Mackenzie Hughes (KSU) 70-67-73=210 (-6); 2. John Hahn (KSU) 76-68-70=214 (-2); 3. Eric Steger (BSU) 69-71-75=215 (-1); 4. Brett Cairns (KSU) 70-70-76=216 (E); 5. Nick Carbary (EMU) 71-75-71=217 (+1)