Men's Golf: Mount Union Holds Third Place After Day One of Raider Invitational

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team holds third place after shooting 323 on a windy day one of the Raider Invitational at Alliance Country Club. Otterbein holds the lead by one stoke over John Carroll after shooting 310 on the first day.  

Junior Andrew Thompson (New Albany/New Albany) played as an individual for the Purple Raiders and is the day one leader by four strokes after shooting a career best even par 70 on the day.

The Raiders were led by senior Matt Dudley (Canal Fulton/Northwest) who carded a 78 on day one to tie for seventh. One shot behind Dudley was classmate Buster Thomas (Cortland/Lakeview) who shot 79 and tied for 12th overall. 

Junior Sean Croell (Newton Falls/Newton Falls) and freshman Anthony Graziano (Girard/Girard) tied for 28th overall after each shooting an 83. Rounding out the five for Mount Union was junior Luke Engle (Zanesville/Maysville) who carded an 85 on day one for a tie for 37th overall.

Day two of the Raider Invitational will tee off in a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Monday morning. 

Raider Invitational

Alliance Country Club

Par 70/6411 yards

Team Scores

1. Otterbein 310, 2. John Carroll 311, 3. Mount Union 323, 4. Washington & Jefferson 327, 5. Capital 328, 6. Muskingum 329, 7. Marietta 340

Top Individuals

1. Andrew Thompson* (MTU) 70, 2. Connor O'Grady (JCU) 74, 3. Josh Balustein (MUSK) 75, T4. Elar Velasco (W&J) and Tyler Dunfee (OTT) 76, 6. Austin Wells (OTT) 77, T7. Matt Dudley (MTU), Mike Furey (JCU), Sean O'Grady (JCU), Johnny Peck (OTT) and Kurt Fortman* (OTT) 78

Mount Union Scores

1. Andrew Thompson* 70, T7. Matt Dudley 78, T12. Buster Thomas 79, T17. Alex Moran* and Drew Beck* 81, T22. Jacob Feldner*, Killian May*,and Nate Garofalo*  82, T28. Sean Croell, Anthony Graziano and Nicklaus Bayer* 83, T32. Bryce Hood* and Tyler Ellis* 84, T37. Matt Eddins* and Luke Engle 85, T42. Isaac Davidson* and Eric O'Connor* 86, T46. Jake Gilson* 87, 49. Tyler Gannon* 90, T52. Quentin Rock* 93, 55. Brad Davis* 100

*Indicates Playing as an Individual