Men’s golf takes fifth place at Franklin’s Richard Park Invite

Garrett Schuler

FRANKLIN, Ind. – Earlham College men's golf carded a 312 in Sunday's second round of the Franklin College Dr. Richard Park Memorial Invitational, finishing the tournament in fifth place with a 36-hole score of 617 (+41).

Garrett Schuler was the top Quaker golfer on the individual leaderboard with a 75 on Sunday, giving him a 151 (+7) for the tournament and a share of 12th place. Graham Sherard carded a second-round 76 and posted a 153 (+9) over 36 holes, and was tied for 15th overall.

Jared Stone and Brevin Smith were both tied for 30th in the field of 57 golfers with a 160 (+16). Stone carded a 78 on Sunday, while Smith posted a second-round score of 83.

Earlham's "B" squad of Jared Birr, Matt Truex, Patrick Wright, Josh Maclin, and Jay Briggs Jr. jumped two spots on the team leaderboard in Sunday's round, carding a 307 in round two – 10 strokes better than the group's Saturday score. Truex (154, +10) and Wright (15, +11) each shot a 75 on Sunday, and finished tied for 17th and 20th respectively. Birr fired a 78 in the second round and was also tied for 17th on the leaderboard.

Parkland College's Evan MacLean held onto the top stop and claimed medalist honors with a seven-under 137 for the tournament, beating out second-place Nick Burris from DePauw by one stroke. DePauw did capture the team championship with a 585 (+9), finishing two strokes ahead of Parkland.

Earlham men's golf is back in action next Friday, Sept. 13, and Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Adrian College Irish Hills Intercollegiate.