Golf Ends Season With Third-Place Finish
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012 01:11
Men’s golf had a solid finish to their fall season this past weekend at the Kenyon Fall Invitational. The two-day tournament was held at the Mount Vernon Country Club on Saturday and Sunday, and saw Kenyon compete against nine other schools. The Lords took third place with a combined score of 630 strokes. “It’s our best finish at a tournament this season,” said Lords Head Coach Chris Ehmer.
Alex Blickle ’15 led the Lords on both days. On Saturday, he finished with a score of 75. He remained steady on Sunday with a score of 76, giving him a combined score of 151. Blickle’s impressive showing snagged him a tie for fourth place in the individual competition, and he was also named the North Coast Athletic Conference’s Golfer of the Week for his performance.
Jacob Fait ’16 and Jordan Harlacher ’16 followed Blickle with scores of 155 and 161, respectively. Fait also placed in the top 10, tying for eighth place.
Ehmer acknowledged the contributions of the newest members of his team. “We’re a freshman-heavy team; four of our top five scorers were freshmen,” Ehmer said. “We are definitely going in the right direction. It’s an exciting time.”
Although their fall schedule is over, the team looks confidently toward the spring. “As a team I thought we really held our own and showed we can compete at the highest level,” Bickle said. “We certainly can become a force this spring, and this was the start.” Fait shared a similar optimism. “The team did exceptionally well this weekend,” he said. “There is definitely room for improvement and we have yet to show our true potential.”