Falcons third in 14-team field near Cleveland

WESTLAKE, Ohio — The Bowling Green men’s golf team returned to fall schedule by finishing third out of 14 teams in the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, which was hosted by Cleveland State.

As a team, the Falcons posted a score of 871, finishing in a tie with Dayton and trailing Oakland (863) and Butler (865).

The event was held at the Lakewood Country Club, a Par-71, 7,059-yard course.

Individually, Tom Bell led the Falcons by finishing tied for No. 10 at 3-over-par 216 (73-70-73).

“We had a solid event this week and I’m very proud of Tom (Bell) to earn a Top-10 in his first D-I college event,” said BGSU coach John Powers.

Falcons Ethan Irvine and Brandon Rattray both finished tied for No. 14 at a 4-over 217. Connor Gdorvin was tied for No. 34 at a 9-over-par 222, while Brady Pevarnik rounded out the BGSU lineup at 14-over 227.

“It was great for this squad to be in contention early in the season. We have a few things to clean up and should expect to be in this position frequently throughout the year,” Powers said.

Playing as an individual, BGSU golfer Darin Hudak finished tied for No. 14 at 4-over 217.

Rounding out the team standings were Northern Kentucky (875), Robert Morris (876), Purdue Fort Wayne (882) Youngstown State (885), IUPUI (886), Green Bay (886), Loyola Chicago (890), Cleveland State (894), St. Francis (915) and Eastern Illinois (917).

The Falcons return to action Monday and Tuesday at the Xavier Invitational in Mainville, Ohio.