PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's golf team kicked off its Spring competition Saturday and Sunday at the two-day The Jewell tournament hosted by Northern Kentucky University in Georgetown, Ky.
The Storm shot 319 as a team on day one at the par-72 Cherry Blossom Golf Club. They posted a 326 in the final round for a two-day score of 645. The University of Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky University shared the top spot at the event while Lake Erie placed 25th of 25 teams.
Junior Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) was the Storm's top competitor with rounds of 74-76-150 good for tied for 35th place. Senior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) placed 95th with consistent rounds of 80-78-158 while senior Mike Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) started strong on day one but faltered on day two with a score of 78-89-167. Junior Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) and sophomore Troy Walters (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal) rounded out the Lake Erie effort with scores of 87-83-170 and 87-89-176 respectively.
Lake Erie returns to action next weekend at the third and final NCAA Regional of the year at the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.