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`Cats Shoot Season Best Round At Firestone Invite

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Peyton White continues to shine for the Bobcats this fall.
Peyton White continues to shine for the Bobcats this fall.

Oct. 8, 2013


AKRON, Ohio – Behind a season-best round of 290, the Ohio University men’s golf team secured a 13th place finish Tuesday in final round action at the Firestone Invitational.

Ohio finished the event with a 30-over par combined score of 894 (305-299-290). South-Carolina Aiken won the tournament with a seven-over 871 (+7) while Pac-12 opponent Washington State (873, +9) finished second. Eastern Michigan’s Stuart Grehan earned medalist honors after firing a nine-under par 207 (-9) over his 54 holes of action.

Freshman phenom Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) continued his strong fall play by posting his second-straight top-20 to lead the Bobcats. White carded a final round 68 (-4) to go along with rounds of 77 and 73 (218, +2). White made six birdies in his final round and ranked fourth in the field in total pars (36) for the tournament. He was tied for third among competitors in par 3 (E) and par 4 (E) scoring over his 54 holes.

Senior Phil Gieseker (Saline, Mich.) also put together a red hot round on Tuesday, notching six birdies and an eagle to finish with a 70 (-2) on the day. He placed t-52 among the field with a combined score of 226 (74-82-70, +10). The senior ranked fourth among the field with 12 birdies in his 54 holes.

Junior Andrew Mlynarski (St Michaels, Md.) matched Gieseker with a 226 to finish t-52nd. Mlynarski notched consistent rounds of 75, 75 and 76 at Firestone. Senior Bradley Lucas (Worthington, Ohio) notched a second round 73 (+1) en route to an overall score of 231 (80-76-75, +15). He finished tied for 70th among the field.

Rounding out the Ohio contingent, junior Thomas Leech (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed t-86th with a three-round score of 238 (79-78-81, +22).

The Bobcats wrap up the 2013 fall season in three weeks at the Cobra/Puma Invitational Oct. 27-28. The tournament will be played at Miromar Lakes Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla.