May 4, 2014
CARMEL, Ind. – The Ohio University men’s golf team wrapped up the 2013-14 regular season after tallying an eighth-place finish at the annual MAC Championship Sunday at Prairie View Golf Club.
The Bobcats finished up the tournament by shooting a final round 299 (+11). Ohio earned the eighth-place finish with a combined, three-day total of 1206 (304-299-304-299, +54). Kent State won the event with a combined total of 1155 (+3).
Senior Phil Gieseker led the Green & White in final round action with an even-par 72, his best 18-hole total of the championship. The Saline, Mich., native made three birdies on the day and finished the event tied for 29th place (73-78-80-72-303, +15). It marked the final tournament of Gieseker’s Ohio career.
“I wanted to go out the right way and play well,” Gieseker said. “I missed some opportunities today, but I made a clutch putt on 17 to make birdie and get back to even. I can say I went out on a high note and I can’t thank Ohio University enough for this experience.”
“The experience at Ohio University has just been phenomenal – I wouldn’t trade it for the world,” Gieseker added. “I’ve met so many amazing people and my teammates have been great. It’s an experience I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Junior Andrew Mlynarski (St. Michaels, Md.) also finished strong on Sunday with a final round 73 (+1). Mylnarski made back-to-back birdies on the 16th and 17th holes to propel himself to a t-21st finish (74-70-83-73-300, +12). It marked Ohio’s best finish of the tournament and Mlynarski’s top MAC Championship total of his Ohio career.
Freshman Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) fired a two-over par 74 (+2) in his final round to finish t-23rd in his MAC Championship debut (79-76-72-74-301, +13). White also tallied three birdies on the day and was just three-over par over his final two rounds.
Junior Thomas Leech (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed 41st in his first MAC Championship appearance (83-75-76-80-314, +26), while senior Bradley Lucas (Worthington, Ohio) finished 43rd (78-79-76-83-316, +28) in the final tournament of his Ohio career.