Men's golf finishes eighth at OAC Championships

Men's golf finishes eighth at OAC Championships

The Muskingum men's golf team finished eighth at the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships held at River Greens Golf Course Friday-Sunday.

The Muskies carded a four-round total 1,290 (319-330-316-325) and were paced by senior Jacob Van Leeuwen. He shot a 312 (79-80-75-78) to finish tied for 15th in the 45-player field, which just missed All-OAC honors by one stroke. Van Leeuwen finished fourth in par 4 scoring at 3-over and finished in the top 20 of the field in par 5 scoring.

Junior Josh Blaustein was tied for 30th with a 321 (80-79-81-81). He finished tied for 12th in the field for par 5 scoring. Junior Gordie German finished 38th with a 327 (79-84-78-86). 

Junior Christian Taylor ended the tournament in 41st place with a 333 (81-87-85-80) and junior Derek Crum rounded out the Muskie effort with a 342 (85-89-82-86) to place 44th.

Muskingum ended the championship with 163 pars and 31 birdies.

Otterbein won the team championship with a 1,199 (288-302-302-307). Otterbein's Kurt Fortman won medalist honors with a 294 (72-74-73-75).