Men's Golf


Bulldogs Overcome Eight-Stroke Deficit To Claim Victory

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The Ferris State men's golf team took home first-place honors at the 2006 Ashland Invitational.

The Ferris State men's golf team erased an eight-stroke deficit to come from behind and win the nine-team Ashland Invitational Monday (April 10) at the Country Club of Ashland in Ashland, Ohio.

The first-place showing was Ferris' second tournament title this season as the Bulldogs fired a tourney second-round best 290 to finish at 596 overall, which was three strokes in front of host and second-place Ashland (599). Wayne State captured third-place honors with a 613 team score while Findlay claimed fourth after posting a two-round 615-stroke total in the tourney.

FSU started out with a 306 score in first-round play Sunday (April 9) and trailed Ashland (298) by eight strokes going into final-round competition.

Sophomore Derek Shelburne recorded the best finish of his career by claiming top individual medalist honors with a 145 (76-69--145). Senior Todd Griffin also garnered a top-five finish by placing in a four-way fourth-place tie with a 150 score (78-72--150).

Junior Kyle Mason ended up one stroke behind Griffin by firing a 151 (76-75--151) while junior Jeff Carlson totaled a 154 (80-74--154) to tie for 19th place. Sophomore Matt Erickson tallied a 156 (76-80--156) and placed tied for 22nd.

Competing as non-scoring individuals were seniors Derek Radley and Brett Hogen. Radley matched Griffin's fifth-place tying 150 score (74-76--150) and Hogen carded a 156 (76-80--156) to tie Erickson for 22nd place.

Ferris posted a fourth-place showing at the 2005 Ashland Invite with a 304-stroke total in the 36-holes event.

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