UU golfers place fifth at MEC spring tourney

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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The Urbana University men’s golf team came up with a solid fifth-place finish at the Mountain East Conference Spring Invitational.

UU posted a team score of 663 (341-322) during the 36-hole event, hosted at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia. UU bounced back during the second round of 18 by shaving off 19 strokes.

The conditions were wet and cold as the tournament ended up being played in one day.

Sophomores Cody Lyons and Brandon Weiss were separated by one stroke and carried UU in the second round. Lyons tied for ninth on the leaderboard and posted a season-low 76 in Round 2, finished with a tournament total of 159. Weiss, who picked up All-MEC Honorable Mention honors, carded a second-round 79 and finished with a tourney score of 160.

The All-MEC teams, along with Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors, are determined by scoring average from seven rounds at select MEC events.

Travis Fowler (32nd) and Rodney Howell Jr. (36th) remained steady performers for UU by carding a 171 and 173, respectively. Austin Wells rounded out the UU lineup in 49th place on the player board.

Charleston had three top-10 finishers and took home the team championship by six strokes with tourney-low 627. West Liberty’s Mathew Iceton claimed low-medalist accolades by firing a two-round total of 148 (75-73).

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