PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- After a team total of 311 in the first round, the Lake Erie College men's golf team posted just one individual score in the 70's in round two, but slid just one spot in the standings to finish in a tie for 19th place at the NCAA Regional #1 at Hawkshead Golf Club in South Haven, Mich., on Tuesday (Sept. 21).
As a team, the Storm totaled 330 on Tuesday to finish at 641 for the tournament, tying Wisconsin-Parkside and Illinois-Springfield for 19th in the 23-team field. Indianapolis took the team title at 578, 12 shots ahead of runner-up Drury.
Individually, senior C.J. Milo (Painesville, Ohio/Mentor) was the top finisher for LEC, carding a two-day total of 75-81=156 and tying for 60th place. Junior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) had the Storm's lowest round on day two with a 76 and finished at 83-76=159.
Sophomore Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor), who shot a one-over 73 on Monday, slumped to an 87 in round two to finish at 160, tied for 76th place. Junior Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) and sophomore Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) rounded out the Storm contingent at 166 and 195, respectively.
Drury's Andrew Funk was the individual medalist with a three-under 72-69-141 for the tournament.
Lake Erie is idle until it competes in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) for the first time on Oct. 2.