JACKSON, Mich. – A day after the 23rd-ranked Madonna University men's golf team struggled on what was thought to be the easier of two events to open Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference play, the Crusaders responded with an even-par 288 to finish third at Arbor Hills Golf Club on Saturday.
"Our guys did a great job of bouncing back from a tough day yesterday and playing really well on a tough course," said Crusaders Head Coach Steve Mato. "Eric has played very well the past two days and our young guys are getting more comfortable on the longer courses. We just have to keep going out there and focusing on what we can control and we will be ok."
Eric Attard (SR/Livonia, Mich.), who carded an even-par round on Friday, shot a three-under 69, one stroke off the lead, to finish second at WHAC Jamboree No. 2. Andrew Volk (FR/East Tawas, Mich.) continued the strong start to his MU career as he shot an even-par 72 to finish tied for 10th. John Tatti (SR/Canton, Mich.) carded a 73 and Brandon Petzak (FR/Ypsilanti, Mich.) shot 74 to record a team 288 while Connor Greenlee (FR/Farmington Hills, Mich.) added a 79.
University of Northwestern Ohio, ranked 12th in the NAIA Coaches Poll, won the event with a four-under 284 led by individual medalist Reece Blair's four-under 68. Lawrence Tech, the host of the event, finished second with a three-under 285, just three shots better than the Crusaders.
Madonna returns to the links on Thursday, Sept. 14 as they travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana to compete in the third of five WHAC Jamboree's hosted by Indiana Tech at Coyote Creek Country Club. Teams begin teeing off at 11 a.m.
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