PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Junior Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) placed tied for 15th to lead Lake Erie College's efforts at the Ashland University Invitational at the Country Club of Ashland.
The Storm finished with a total of 327-327-654 at the two-day event to finish 12th of 13 teams, eight strokes ahead of Notre Dame College. The University of Findlay won the event with a score of 598 on the par 72 course.
Guarino shot 75-78-153 to lead Lake Erie. The round of 75 on day one placed Guarino tied for fourth and included a blistering 34 (-2) on the front nine.
Placing behind Guarino in tied for 32nd place was senior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) who shot 77-81-158. His 77 placed him tied for 14th after the first round.
Others in action for Lake Erie were senior Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon), junior Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) and sophomore Tyler Walters (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal). Hennessey and Walters shot identical rounds of 88-84-172 while Hunter carded 87-89-176.
Lake Erie's final tournament of the season comes Saturday (April 28) at the GLIAC Preview hosted at Elyria Country Club.