Aces come home second at Valpo Fall Invitational


Gushrowski and Romashkin tie for third place

CHESTERTON, Ind. – Completing an excellent tournament all the way around, the University of Evansville men’s golf team posted the lowest team score of the day to wrap up the Valpo Fall Invitational at Sand Creek Country Club.

Posting a score of 289, the Purple Aces clinched the second position in the team standings with Valparaiso taking top honors by 13 strokes.  Nicholas Gushrowski and Daniil Romashkin led the way for UE, tying for third on the individual side with 3-round totals of 219.  Both carded even scores of 72 in the final round to finish just two strokes behind second place finisher Artemiy Yalovenko of DePaul.

Andres Rodriguez finished in 11th place.  Posting a 73 in the third round, Rodriguez matched his low score of the weekend and completed the tournament with a 224.  Just two behind him was Caleb Wassmer.  He improved in each of the three rounds.  After opening the contest with an 80, Wassmer recorded a 74 in round two and had his best round of the weekend on Tuesday.  An even 72 gave him a 226, earning a tie for 14th.

Finishing with a total of 233 strokes, Michael Ikejiani tied for 37th.  He posted an 81 in the final 18 holes.  Carson Parker was the top performer among UE’s three individuals.  Wrapping up the final day with a 73, Parker totaled a 226 over the three rounds and tied for 14th.  Masatoyo Kato checked in with a 79 int eh final round to complete play with a 236 while Eli Rohleder matched Kato’s score on Tuesday.  His 79 gave him a 3-round score of 244.

Top individual honors went to Valpo’s Caleb VanArragon.  He posted his third round in the 60’s, tallying a 68.  His 201 was 16 strokes ahead of second place.  The Beacons also took the team championship.  Their 869 bested UE by 13 shots.

Next on the docket for the Aces is the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate.  It will take place on October 2nd and 3rd.