April 5th, 2016

Trinity alum leads Knights to fifth place finish

John Spugnardi

Bellarmine University S.I.D.

Trinity alum leads Knights to fifth place finish
photo provided by the Bellarmine athletic department

The Bellarmine University men's golf team posted a fifth place finish in the highly competitive 25-team field of The Jewell golf tournament held on Saturday and Sunday at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia, Ohio.

The Knights were led by DJ Vogt and Mack Van Lenten, who both finished the 36-hole event at eight-over par (150) to tie for ninth in the 125-player field.

Tiffin claimed the team title after firing a final round 294 to finish at 597. Bellarmine carded the only other sub-300 round of the tournament with a final round 297 to trim 16 shots off their opening round score and finish at 610 overall.

Malone University's Jake Troyer was the only player to break par in the event, carding back to back 70s to finish at 2-under (140) and claim medalist honors.

Day one of the tourney presented significant scoring challenges with winds often in excess of 40 miles per hour.  As a result, the average score on Saturday was 81.98. The winds were much calmer for the final round and scores dropped by an average of more than three and half strokes per player.

Other Bellarmine competitors in The Jewell included James Inman (79-76, 155), Ryan Harris (79-76, 155) and Spencer Hackert 87-2-84, 171).

The Knights return to action on April 10 at the Midwest Spring Invitational at Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Indiana.


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