TOURNAMENT: 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship
LOCATION: Anderson, Ind. (Anderson Country Club)
COURSE INFO: Par 72, 6654 Yards
EARLHAM TEAM PLACE: 2nd of 10 teams (919, +55) after 54 holes
TOP QUAKER: 3rd– Garrett Schuler, 221 (+5)
THE SHORT STORY: Sophomore Garrett Schuler fired an even-par 72 on Sunday and carded a five-over 221 for the tournament on his way to a third-place finish in the 2019 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Tournament, Sunday afternoon at the Anderson Country Club in Anderson, Ind.
Schuler led Earlham College to a second-place team finish in the 2019 HCAC championship with a 919 (+55), edging out third-place Hanover College by one stroke. The Quakers were 37 strokes off the pace set by tournament champion Transylvania University, who won their 13th consecutive HCAC crown.
OFF THE TEE
- Schuler recorded one birdie and three bogeys on the front nine of the par 72, 6654-yard Anderson Country Club course, but came back to card birdies on no. 14 and no. 18 to finish the day even. He earned All-HCAC honors with his third-place tournament finish.
- Junior Graham Sherard also earned All-HCAC honors after tying for 10th place, with a 229 (+13) over 54 holes. Sherard fired a four-over 76 in Sunday's third round of the tournament.
- Junior Nate Mynatt was tied for 14th on the individual leaderboard with a 234 (+18) over 54 holes. He carded a seven-over 79 in Sunday's round.
- First-year Jared Stone shot a four-over 76 to finish the tournament and was tied for 19th on the leaderboard with a 238 (+22).
- Sophomore Matt Bushik carded a five-over 77 in his only round of the 2019 HCAC tournament and was tied for 21st in Sunday's round – finishing fourth among Earlham golfers in the third round.
The third-year Earlham men's golf program's second-place showing was a three-spot jump over its fifth-place finish a year ago, and its seventh-place result in its inaugural 2017 campaign. Schuler becomes the first repeat All-HCAC selection in program history, while Sherard heads into the record books as Earlham's second All-HCAC honoree.