Rio men’s golf 11th at RSC Preview

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

UNION, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande men’s golf team posted an 11th place finish in the River States Conference Fall Preview, which concluded Tuesday afternoon at the Lassing Pointe Golf Club.

The RedStorm compiled a 54-hole total of 977, which was 125-over par and the highest score among the 11 participating squads. Rio finished 91 shots behind tournament champion Indiana University East.

Asbury University finished six shots behind the Red Wolves in second place with a 40-over par 892, while Point Park University took third with a 49-over 901.

An 18-hole first round and the first nine holes of the second round took place on Monday, while the final nine holes of round two and all of round three was completed Tuesday.

Rio Grande’s low individual scores came from sophomore Logan Sheets (Bidwell, OH) and freshman Jarod Lemaster (Jackson, OH), both of whom finished as part of a five-way tie for 39th place at 26-over par 239. Sheets’ low round of 7-over par 78 came in the opening round, while Lemaster had a 5-over par 76 in round two.

The RedStorm also had freshman Patrick England (Peebles, OH) as part of a two-way tie for 49th place with a 31-over par 244, while sophomore Jacob Kalman (Berlin, OH) finished 54th with a 42-over par total of 255 and freshman Tanner Manning (Ironton, OH) placed 58th after withdrawing following an opening round of 21-over par 92.

Indiana East’s Tyler Pearson carded an even-par total of 213 to take medalist honors, while Asbury’s Matthew McCurry took second place three shots in back of Pearson and Midway University’s Cody French was third at 218.

Rio Grande returns to action on Sunday when it closes out its fall schedule in the Shawnee State Invitational.

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.