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.