Aces come home in fifth place
DICKSON, Tenn. – University of Evansville golfer Spencer Wagner saved his best for last, shooting a 2-under 70 in the final round of the Murray State Invitational to finish in a tie for 10th place at Greystone Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.
Ranking in 15th following Monday’s rounds, Wagner had an efficient day on the course with his 2-under round. Wrapping up the tournament with a 213, Wagner tied for 10th place. Carson Parker also had his top round of the event on Tuesday. After carding scores of 72 and 73 in the opening day, Parker finished with a 1-under par 71. His 216 tied him for 14th place.
Ranking third on the Purple Aces squad was Isaac Rohleder. He posted a 3-over 75 in the last trip around Greystone to wrap up his three rounds with a 222. Rohleder’s scores on Monday finished at 75 and 72. He tied for 31st. Michael Ikejiani wrapped up the tournament five strokes behind Rohleder with a 227. The final round for him checked in at a 79. His top performance on the weekend was an even 72 in the second round on Monday.
Jessie Brumley came in one stroke behind Ikejiani with a 228. His final round finished at 76. Caleb Wassmer made a huge jump in Tuesday’s action, posting an even round of 72 on his way to a 3-round total of 236.
Belmont took top honors on both the team and individual sides. Led by medalist Evan Davis, the Bruins completed the tournament with an 844, three in front of UT Martin. Southern Illinois was third with an 854. Davis had another dominant round on Tuesday, shooting a 4-under 68 on his way to the individual championship. He completed the three rounds with a 201, seven in front of his nearest competition.
UE finished in fifth place on the team charts, four in front of a tie between Murray State and Bellarmine and 11 ahead of MVC foe Bradley. The Aces will be right back in Tennessee next week for the Big Blue Intercollegiate. Hosted by Tennessee State, the tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday.