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Kurt Valley
Kurt Valley

The Ferris State men's golf team wrapped up the 2008 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Golf Championships Monday (Oct. 6) in fifth place with a three-round 871 team stroke total at the par 72, 6,860-yard Bay City (Mich.) Country Club.

The Bulldogs started out with scores of 289 and 293 in the opening two rounds before concluding the tourney with a final-round 289 score.

Grand Valley State won the GLIAC title, finishing the event at one-under par 863 to place one stroke ahead of runner-up Findlay (864, even). Wayne State place third with a two-over par 866 and Saginaw Valley State ended up with a fourth-place six-over par 870 team score.

The Bulldogs were led by junior Kurt Valley (Bay City/Western), who tied for fourth place with a 213-stroke total (70-71-72=213, -3). Junior Eric Lilleboe (Okemos/Lansing Catholic Central) carded a 215 (69-73-73=215, -1) to claim a share of sixth place.

Senior Kelbi Lee (Billings, Mont.) was among four individuals to tie for 16th place after shooting a 221 score (77-71-73=221, +5).

Rounding out the FSU scoring were sophomore Joe Brown (St. Ignace/LaSalle) and senior Derek Shelburne (Scotts/Vicksburg), who placed 31st and 36th respectively. Brown produced a 227-stroke total (73-78-76=227, +11) while Shelburne turned in a 231 (78-82-71=231, +15).

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