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JCU earns third in Purple Raider Invitational

October 1st, 2015

 

A two-day tournament on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27 provided plenty of bright spots for the John Carroll University men’s golf team. With the fall season winding down, JCU looks to continue to improve and end the year strong.

 

The Blue Streaks finished in third place at the Purple Raider Invitational this past weekend in Alliance, Ohio at the Tannenhauf Golf Course. Collectively, the Blue and Gold shot a 603, putting them closely behind conference rivals Baldwin Wallace and Mount Union.

 

Freshman Chris Sloe and sophomore Andrew Britton teamed together to lead JCU and finish in second and third place, respectively. Sloe shot a 72 on both days, putting him only two strokes behind the tournament’s leader. Britton was just as consistent, shooting a 73 on Saturday and Sunday, earning him a tie for third place. Also placing for JCU was sophomore John Schnur in 29th place with a 157 score over both days of the invitational.

 

As Saturday came to a close, the Blue Streaks had a three-stroke first place lead ahead of Baldwin Wallace. Although JCU did not regain its day one form, they competed and put themselves among some of the best competition in the conference. The lineup was able to edge out Wooster College, Muskingum College, Westminster College and Hiram College by numerous strokes to cap off the weekend.

Up next for JCU is the OAC Fall Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4.