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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 12:20 am

IPFW men's golfer wins title


IPFW men's golfer Eric Brinker won the individual title at the Lonnie Barton Invitational, shooting a 36-hole score of 6-under-par 138 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Bethune-Cookman won by two shots over the Mastodons at the par-72, 6,984-yard LPGA International.

As a team, IPFW shot a final-round 305 to finish the two-day tournament with a 589. The Mastodons finished 21 shots better than third place Bryant.

Brinker won by four shots over Connor O’Brien of Bethune-Cookman. Brinker’s 138 for 36-holes is the second lowest in program history, topped only by the 137 he shot in the fall season. His 6-under-par is the best by a Mastodon in relation to par. The title is the second in three years by an IPFW golfer at the Lonnie Barton Invitational, joining teammate Zach Schroeder who won the event in 2016.

Finishing in third place was Schroeder, shooting a 1-over-par 73 to finish the tournament with a 2-over-par 146. Clark Tiller tied for 16th place with a two-day score of 153. Finishing in a tie for 28th place was Callahan Elzey with a final total of 156. Cody White rounds out the team scoring for the Mastodons with a 160 and tie for 42nd position.

Josh Keating played as an individual and tied for 42nd place with a 160.