HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Jon Johasky (Lower Burrell, Pa.) carded rounds of 70 and 71 Friday to lead the Ohio men’s golf team at the 36th Annual Marshall Invitational. The junior from Lower Burrell, Pa., is tied for 13th heading into Saturday’s final round at the 6,446-yard, par-71 course at the Guyan Golf and Country Club.
In addition to Johasky’s 36-hole score of 141, sophomore Blake Russell (Dublin) is tied for 19th with a 144 (72-72), sophomore Mark Cimarolli is tied for 33rd with a 147 (75-72), junior Brian Elsea is tied for 52nd with a 151 (76-75) and sophomore Ryan Siekmann is tied for 61st with a 153 (72-81).
With a two-round score of 579 (289-290), the Bobcats stand in fifth out of 16 teams competing at the two-day event. Tied for the lead at 562 are Xavier (285-277) and defending champion Ohio State (276-286) while Louisville is in third at 564 (284-280) and Ball State currently ranks fourth at 572 (289-283).
Mid-American Conference rivals Akron, Eastern Michigan, Bowling Green, Marshall and Northern Illinois all trail Ohio by less than 15 strokes. The low four scores from each team’s five golfers determine a team’s score for each round.
Saturday’s final round will begin at 8 a.m. on the #1 and #10 tees.
Final results will be posted here on ohiobobcats.com as soon as they are available.