Men's Golf Opens Season With Sixth-Place Finish

Men's Golf Opens Season With Sixth-Place Finish

Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team wrapped up its first action of the season by placing sixth overall in the Al Watrous Memorial Invitational hosted by Saginaw Valley State on Sunday (Sept. 11) in Bay City, Mich.

The Bulldogs carded a two-round total of 583 to finish 17 strokes behind champion Ashland, which totaled a 566 over the two rounds at the Bay City Country Club.  FSU shot a 290 in Saturday's (Sept. 10) opening round before coming in at 293 on Sunday.

Bulldog senior Garrett Simons tied for fourth overall in the field with a score of 141 over the two rounds of action to finish at three-under for the tournament.  He was in a four-way tie for fourth and only two strokes behind champion Josh Mitroka of Wayne State (-5), who won a playoff against Findlay's Michael Schmitmeyer for medalist honors.

Simons shot rounds of 69 and 72 overall in the two days of competition.

Ferris State's Sam Stark placed tied for 19th overall as did Trent Davison with both shooting a 146 (+2).

FSU's Tyler Robinson came in tied for 38th (150, +6) with Richard Weisenberger placing tied for 48th overall (153, +9).

A total of 65 golfers took part in the event on the par 72 course measuring 6,880 yards.

The Bulldogs will next take part in the Northwood Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, in Midland, Mich.