Cougars golfers place second in season-opener
Led by the consistent play of seniors Kirby Brown and Brendan Ryan (Shepard), St. Xavier University’s men’s golf team opened its 2013-14 season with a second-place finish in the two-day Calumet College of St. Joseph Fall Preview.
Brown shot rounds of 77 and 75 last Monday and Tuesday, respectively, at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point, Ind., and tied for the runner-up spot in a 43-man field with his 152 score. Ryan carded 78s on both days, and his 156 total secured for him the No. 8 position overall.
Junior Kyle Bahnick fired a first-day 76 and finished at 160 for the Cougars, while sophomore Zack Trent (85-82) was at 167. Bahnick wound up 12th among individual golfers.
SXU’s cumulative score of 635 put it ahead of everyone but the AIB College of Business (610) in a seven-team field. The University of St. Francis was third at 640.
The Cougars’ next outing is on Saturday, when they take part in Mount Mercy University’s Cropper Golf Classic. The two-day event will be held at Hunters Ridge Golf Course in Marion, Iowa.