East Moline, Ill. - The Roosevelt men's golf team strung together its two best team scores of the year on Tuesday at the Ashford Invitational hosted at Short Hills Country Club. The Lakers played two 18-hole rounds to conclude the two-day, three-round event and carded team stroke totals of 302 and 301 en route to securing a sixth-place finish.
Freshman Kyle Martens continued his torrid play at the event, backing up the 76 he shot in the opening round on Monday with a career-low 73 on Tuesday morning, before firing a 75 in the final round.
Freshman Trevor Berry and junior Aaron Wheeler also were sub-80 in all three rounds on the tournament. Berry carded scores of 78 and 74 on Tuesday, while Wheeler posted scores of 74 and 79, respectively. Junior Jeremy Scott bounced back from an 83 on Monday with rounds of 77 and 74, while freshman Evan Krohn gave Roosevelt is final team score in the third round with a 78.
Tuesday's third round marked the first time this season that all five Lakers shot below 80 in a single round.
Roosevelt finished the event in sixth place with a three-round stroke total of 920. The Lakers were just three shots behind defending CCAC champions Holy Cross and Kirkwood College who tied for fourth with team totals of 917. Host Ashford won the event with a score of 877.
The Lakers will conclude their fall season on Oct. 15-16 when they compete in the NAIA Fall Classic hosted at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.