Hardesty's 73 lifts Storm to 5th Place Finish at Malone

ALLIANCE, OHIO -- Freshman Ian Hardesty (Chardon, Ohio/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) shot a 73 in the second round to move him up five spots individually and the Lake Erie College men's golf team up a couple spots as a team as the Storm finished fifth at the season-opening Malone University Fall Invitational which wrapped up Saturday (Sept. 14) at Tannehauf Golf Club.

Hardesty's second-round score put him at 75-73-148 overall, the Storm's lowest score at the event. Sophomore Jimmy Wild (Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Trinity) bounced back from a first-round 80 to shoot a 74 on Saturday and finished at 154, tying for 23rd place. Freshman Matt Frey (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was one shot back at 79-76-155.

Lake Erie is next in action Sept. 21-22 at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Site Event in South Haven, Mich.