CINCINNATI, Ohio – Earlham College sophomore Garrett Schuler shot a career-best three-under 69 and was tied for second overall to place the Quaker men's golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Mount St. Joseph University Stateline Shootout, Sunday afternoon at the Indian Ridge Golf Club.
Schuler went three-under on the front nine, carding birdies at holes 3, 6, 7, and 9, with the only blemish on his scorecard coming on a bogey at no. 8. On the back nine, Schuler bogeyed the par 4 no. 12 hole, but got the stroke back two holes later with a birdie on the par 5 no. 14.
Schuler was tied for second with Mount St. Joseph's Ethan McCarthy (68 on Sunday) and Hanover's Austin Zapp (74 on Sunday).
Altogether, Earlham had five golfers finish among the top 20.
Jared Stone was 13th overall, after carding a one-under 71 and finishing with a 150 (+6) for the tournament. He was two strokes ahead of Graham Sherard, who was among a group of four golfers tied for 14th overall. Sherard shot a five-over 77, and carded a 152 (+8) over 36 holes. Nate Mynatt shot a 78 in Sunday's second round, giving him a 153 (+9) to tie with Earlham individual Kim Kang for 18th. Matt Bushik rounded out the Earlham five, firing a 76 on Sunday for a 154 (+10) to tie for 20th on the leaderboard.
Kang shot a 78 on Sunday to reach his 153 for the tournament.
Other Earlham individuals in the tournament were Patrick Wright, who was 24th overall with a 156 following his round of 79 on Sunday; Matt Truex in 30th place with a 79 on Sunday and a 161 over 36 holes; Josh Maclin, with an 84 in the second round for a 162 overall; and Brandon Main, with an 89 on Sunday for 167 overall.
Thomas More's Kyle Alexander claimed medalist honors, after carding birdies on each of the final four holes to pull ahead of Schuler, McCarthy, and Zapp.
Thomas More claimed the team title with a four-over 580 for the tournament, with Mount St. Joseph and Hanover tying for second place at 12 shots back.
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