Men's Golf: Raiders Fourth at Rain Shortened Nye Intercollegiate

Buster Thomas
Buster Thomas

WOOSTER, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team ended up tied for fourth at the rain shortened Nye Intercollegiate at Wooster Country Club.

The Purple Raiders and Baldwin Wallace both shot a 310 during Saturday's 18-hole round but Sunday's final 18-hole round was canceled due to rain and course conditions.

Mt. St. Joseph won the team title by one shot after its final player chipped in a birdie on hole No. 18 to score a 300 and edge out tournament host Wooster (301). Fellow Ohio Athletic Conference member John Carroll finished third with a 308. Mikel Merker of Mt. St. Jospeh and Jimmy Hinton of Wooster both shot even par scores of 72 to share medalist honors.

Mount Union was led by senior Buster Thomas (Cortland / Lakeview) and junior Sean Croell (Newton Falls), who each carded 76 for the round. 

The Raiders next compete at the 2018 OAC Championships held May 27-29 at River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette, Ohio.

2018 Nye Intercollegiate
Wooster Country Club - Par 72/6,546 yards

Teams

1. Mt. St. Joseph 300, 2. Wooster 301, John Carroll 308, T4. Mount Union and Baldwin Wallace 310, 6. Capital 312, 7. Denison 317, 8. Heidelberg 321, 9. Marietta 328, 10. Bluffton 396

Top Five Individuals

T1. Mikel Merker (MSJ) and Jimmy Hinton (WOO) 72, 3. Ethan McCarthy (MSJ) 73, T4. Colin O'Hern (WOO), Christian Early (DEN), and Andrew Sikorski (HEID) 74.

Mount Union Scores

T10 Buster Thomas and Sean Croell 76, T23. Matt Dudley, Andrew Thompson and Isaac Davidson 79, T30 Matt Eddins* 80, T53. Tyler Ellis* 87

*Indicates Playing as an Individual