Men's Golf: Mount Union Finishes Seventh at the OAC Championships

Buster Thomas
Buster Thomas

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team finished in seventh place just one shot behind Baldwin Wallace with a 72-hole total of 1,249 over three days at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships at River Greens Golf Club in West Lafayette.

Otterbein won its third consecutive OAC Championship with scores of 288-302-302-307—1199 which was 28 shots better than second place John Carroll 311-314-297-305—1227.

The Purple Raiders were led by senior Buster Thomas (Cortland/Lakeview) who shot 75-71-77-79—302 over 72 holes tied him for fourth overall and earned him All-OAC honors.

Mount Union also had junior Andrew Thompson (New Albany) finish in 21st place with a total of 77-81-77-80--315, senior Matt Dudley (Canal Fulton/Northwest) tied for 23rd (72-81-79-85--317) while junior Sean Croell (Newton Falls) (83-81-82-77--323) and sophomore Isaac Davidson (East Liverpool) both tied for 33rd (79-80-80-84--323).

Kurt Fortman of Otterbein was the medalist as he posted a two-over 72-74-73-75—294 over the 72-hole stretch

The top 14 individuals in the tournament earn All-OAC honors.

2018 OAC Men's Golf Championship
River Greens Golf Course - Par 73, 6,866 yards

Team Standings

1. Otterbein 288-302-302-307—1199, 2. John Carroll 311-314-297-305—1227, 3. Heidelberg 305-309-313-302—1229, 4. Ohio Northern 305-318-299-315—1237, 5. Capital 306-318-313-306—1237, 6. Baldwin Wallace 306-318-306-318—1248, 7. Mount Union 303-313-313-320—1249, 8. Muskingum 319-330-316-325—1290, 9. Marietta 328-333-316-325—1302.

Top 14 Individuals (All-OAC)

1. Kurt Fortman (Ott) 72-74-73-75—294, 2. Andrew Sikorski (Berg) 71-73-79-74—297, 3. Sam Marty (Ott) 69-76-75-79—299, t4. Zach Goodchild (ONU) 74-76-73-79—302, t4. Buster Thomas (MtU) 75-71-77-79—302, 6. Austin Wells (Ott) 72-78-79-74—303, 7. Logan Holbrook (Cap) 72-78-78-76—304, 8. Blake Tobias (BW) 76-81-75-73—305, t9. Joshua Turich (ONU) 75-79-74-78—306, t9. Tyler Dunfee (Ott) 75-77-75-79—306, t9. Kurtis Lazur (Berg) 77-79-74-76—306, t12. John Schnur (JCU) 80-79-73-79—311, t12. Nolan Laughlin (JCU) 79-85-72-75—311, t12. Noah Iovino (Cap) 75-82-76-78—311.

Mount Union Scores

T4. Buster Thomas 75-71-77-79--302, 21. Andrew Thompson 77-81-77-80--315, T23. Matt Dudley 72-81-79-85--317, T33. Isaac Davidson 79-80-80-84--323, T33. Sean Croell 83-81-82-77--323