Golfers wind up first at Lalaeff Invitational
A sub-300 team score on the second day of competition propelled St. Xavier University’s men’s golf squad to a first-place finish at the Mike Lalaeff Memorial Invitational in Hammond, Ind.
The Cougars, whose most recent event victory came on Sept. 25, 2012, shot a cumulative 297 last Tuesday at Lost Marsh Golf Course, giving them a tournament total of 601 and putting them ahead of 15 other schools. Second-place Carthage College carded a 621.
Seniors Kirby Brown and James Kerr supplied SXU with an individual championship and runner-up showing, respectively, after being separated by just one stroke. Brown fired a second-round 71 to finish at 147 overall, while Kerr’s 148 was built on 18-hole scores of 75 and 73.