Men's Golf: Mount Union Holds Second After 27 Holes on Day One of the OAC Championships

Buster Thomas
Buster Thomas

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team holds second place after shooting 458 (+19) on day one through 27 holes of the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships Friday at River Greens Golf Course.

Otterbein holds the day one lead as they shot 438 (-1) which is 20 shots better than the second place Purple Raiders. Following the Purple Raiders is Baldwin Wallace (463) in third, Heidelberg (464) in fourth, and Ohio Northern (466) in fifth.

Through the first 18 holes of the tournament, the Purple Raiders shot a season-low 299 led by senior Matt Dudley (Canal Fulton/Northwest) as he tied his career-low with an one under 72.

After 27 holes, Senior Buster Thomas (Cortland/Lakeview) leads the way for Mount Union with an even 109. Following Thomas is Dudley and junior Andrew Thompson (New Albany/New Albany) five-over 114 and an eight-over 117, respectively. Both Thomas (T4) and Dudley (T9th) are in the top 10 while Thompson (18th), Isaac Davidson (T19), and Sean Croell (T32) round out team. Davidson (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) shot a nine-over 118 while Croell (Newton Falls/Newton Falls) shot a 13-over 122.

Day two of the OAC Championships will start at 10 a.m. tomorrow at River Greens where the teams will play 27 more holes.

River Greens Golf Course - Par 73, 6,866 yards

Team Scores Through 27

  1. Otterbein 438, 2. Mount Union 458, 3. Baldwin Wallace 463, 4. Heidelberg 464, 5. Ohio Northern 466, 6. Capital 467, 7. John Carroll 469, 8. Muskingum 492, 9. Marietta 501

Top Individuals

  1. Sam Marty (OTT) 106, 2. Andrew Sikorski (HEID) 107, 3. Kurt Foreman (OTT) 108, T4. Buster Thomas (MTU) 109, T4. Logan Holbrook (CAP) 109, 6. Austin Wells (OTT) 110, 7. Joshua Turich (ONU) 112, 8. Jimmy Clark (BW) 113, T9. Matt Dudley (MTU) 114, T9. Ben Ladaika (BW) 114

Mount Union Individuals

  1. Buster Thomas 109, 2. Matt Dudley 114, 3. Andrew Thompson 117, 4. Isaac Davidson 118, 5. Sean Croell 122