Men’s golf ties for sixth at Defiance Spring Invitational

Nate Mynatt

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Earlham College sophomore Nate Mynatt shot 10 places up the leaderboard to finish among the top 10 and had the highest finish of any Quaker golfer in the Defiance Spring Invitational, following Sunday's final round at the Eagle Rock Golf Club.

Mynatt, playing as an individual, fired a two-over 72 on Sunday on the par 70, 6,140-yard Eagle Rock course, and complete the tournament tied for ninth overall with a 36-hole total of 147.

Graham Sherard was the top Earlham scoring golfer with a two-day total of 148 and tied for 12th overall, after firing a 76 in Sunday's final round.

Patrick Wright dropped into a tie for 25th after shooting a second-round score of 75, giving him a 152 for the tournament. That was two strokes better than Garrett Schuler, who carded a 76 on Sunday and finished tied for 32nd overall with a 154 for the tournament. Brevin Smith was tied for 50th on the individual leaderboard with a 36-hole score of 157, following his 82 on Sunday. Matt Truex rounded out the list of Earlham scorers with a 167 for the tournament and an 83 in Sunday's final round, placing him in a tie for 85th overall.

Quaker individuals Jared Birr (T-77, 164) and Josh Maclin (T-80, 165) carded rounds of 81 and 82 respectively in Sunday's final round.

Earlham finished tied for sixth overall with 611 (+51) for the tournament after carding a 311 (+31) in the second round.

Mount St. Joseph won the tournament with a 584 (+24), with second-place Tiffin University (592, +32) trailing by eight strokes.

Ohio Northern's Zach Goodchild claimed medalist honors with a one-over 141 for the tournament, following a four-over 74 in the second round. Goodchild was one stroke ahead of second-place finisher Zach Treilobs from Transylvania (142, +2), and three strokes ahead of Tiffin's Britton Hensel and Mount St. Joseph's Mikel Merker, who were tied for third (144, +4).

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