Men's Golf


Bulldogs Take Title By 11 Strokes In Two-Round Event

Matt Erickson
FSU junior Matt Erickson won a three-way playoff for top medalist honors at the Ashland Invitational
The Ferris State University men's golf team carded a second-day score of 296 Saturday (April 14) in winning the Ashland Invitational by 11 strokes in the two-day event held at the Ashland Country Club in Ashland, Ohio.

The Bulldogs, who were tied for the lead with Saginaw Valley State following Friday's (April 13) opening round of the 36-hole event, fired a 296 in the final round after carding a first-round score of 300 on Friday.

The University of Findlay finished in second place (607), Saginaw Valley State was third (611) while Northwood and Wayne State both tied for fourth place (614) in the nine-team field on the par 72 course measuring 6,699 yards.

Individually, the Bulldogs had the top three finishers as junior Matt Erickson (72-75--147) along with seniors Jeff Carlson (73-74--147) and Kyle Mason (78-69--147) all finished in a tie after two rounds. Erickson won the playoff to capture medalist honors as Carlson and Mason tied for second place in the field.

Also for Ferris, freshman Kurt Valley placed tied for 24th place (77-79--156) and senior Brody Moreland finished tied for 38th place (83-78--161) among the 65 individual participants.

Freshman Eric Lilleboe competed as an individual for FSU and was tied for 36th overall (79-81--160).

The Bulldogs will try to win their second consecutive event as they next take part in the Findlay Outback Steakhouse Invitational Sunday and Monday (April 15-16) in Findlay, Ohio.

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