March 31, 2012

Broughton Leads Men's Golf to Third Place at Muskingum Invite

ZANESVILLE, Ohio—Mount Union senior Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) won his first collegiate tournament in leading the Mount Union men's golf team to a third place finish at the Muskingum Spring Invitational at Eaglesticks Golf Club in Zanesville.

Broughton shot consecutive career-low rounds of 67 to earn medalist honors with a 134. He finished six strokes ahead of Denison's Taylor Ford, who finished second with a 140.

The Purple Raiders posted a team score of 286 on the second day to surpass Ohio Northern for third place with a 585, which was 16 shots behind Otterbein. Denison finished second with a 583 while Ohio Northern took fourth place with a 590. Point Park rounded out the top five with a 599.

Sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) entered the second day of competition tied for 28th place, but shot a 72 to finish the event tied for 13th place with a 148. Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) was just one stroke behind Bright and finished tied for 15th with a 149. Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) rounded out Mount Union's team score with a 155.

Mount Union will participate in the John Carroll Invitational at Shaker Heights Country Club on Monday.

Muskingum Spring Invitational
Round 1 - Eaglesticks Golf Club - Zanesville, Ohio - Par 70, 6,508 yds.

Team Standings 

1. Otterbein 569, 2. Denison 583, 3. Mount Union 585, 4. Ohio Northern 590, 5. Point Park (Pa.) 599, 6. Muskingum 602, 7. Baldwin-Wallace 609, 8. Mt. Vernon Nazarene 622, 9. West Virginia Parkersburg 653, 10. Kenyon 688.

Top 5 Individual Scores

1. Colin Broughton (Mount Union), 67-67 134, 2. Taylor Ford (Otterbein), 69-71 140, t3. Matt Mosca (Otterbein) 69-72 141, t3. Brock Neighbors (Otterbein), 71-70 141, t3. Joey Shroyer (Muskingum) 75-66 141.

Mount Union

1. Colin Broughton, 67-67 134, t13. Dillon Bright, 76-72 148, t15. Jon Lieser, 74-75 149, t36. Ben Lehrke, 83-72 155, t44. Garry Zehe, Jr., 82-77 159, *t44. Nick Popely 82-77 159.

*Denotes individual scores, not included in team totals

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