PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's golf team was in a three-way tie for eighth place but slipped to 11th after the second round of the 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships at Eagle Eye Golf Club in Bath, Mich. The second round was completed early Monday morning (Oct. 3) after being suspended due to darkness on Sunday (Oct. 2).
The Storm posted a team score of 314 in the opening round, tied with Ohio Dominican University and Saginaw Valley State University. That show put LEC right in the thick of things, just seven strokes off a pair of teams tied for third place at 307.
In round two, the Cardinals improved to 302 while ODU again posted 314. However, the Storm struggled to a 323 and was six shots behind 10th place Lake Superior State University at 637 for the two rounds.
Grand Valley State University has the team lead by 15 strokes over Wayne State University.
Individually, senior Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) opened the Championships with an even-par 72 on the first 18 holes, but then shot 82 in the second round to fall out of individual contention. Seniors Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) each shot 80 in the second round, which followed a 75 by Guarino and another 80 by Whites in the first round. Guarino finished the round tied for 23rd, the highest ranking Storm player.
Rounding out the Storm contingent are junior Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) and sophomore Tyler Walters (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal). Hunter posted scores of 87-81 (168) on the first day-and-a-half while Walters was at 89-90 (179).
The third and final round is currently underway. Live results can be found by clicking here: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=2876