PAINSEVILLE, OHIO – After finishing up the second round in the morning, the Lake Erie College men's golf team posted a team score of 315 in the afternoon but couldn't make a move up the standings and finished in 11th place at the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships on Monday (Oct. 3) at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath, Mich.
Three of the five Storm golfers shot rounds in the 70's on Monday. Senior Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) led the way with a 76 to finish tied for 19th place individually at 75-80-76-213 (+15). After a disappointing Sunday, sophomore Tyler Walters (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal) rebounded with a final round of 77, followed by senior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) at 78.
Whites tied for 38th place overall at 80-80-78-238 (+22), sharing that spot with classmate Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) who finished with scores of 72-82-84-238. Junior Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) finished 55th (87-81-87-255), one stroke ahead of Walters (89-90-77-256).
The Storm's total team score of 952 was three strokes behind Ohio Dominican University and six away from Lake Superior State University. Lake Erie easily outdistanced Northern Michigan University (966) for 11th place.
Individual medalist Chris Cunningham (217, +1) led Grand Valley State University to the team championship. The Lakers won by 16 strokes over Tiffin University. Cunningham took the individual title by two strokes over teammate Nick Gunthorpe.
The Storm is in action this coming weekend, Oct. 8-9, at the University of Findlay's Bing Beall Classic.