Tartans Finish Fifth at Gordin Collegiate Classic

Tartans Finish Fifth at Gordin Collegiate Classic

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, ranked 11th nationally, competed in the final round of the 54-hole Gordin Collegiate Classic hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at the par 72, 7,098-yard, Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. The Tartans fired a 299 in the final round to finish with an 878 (289-290-299) and placed fifth out of 13 teams.

The event has been played annually since 1991 while matching the elite NCAA Division III teams, featuring most ­ if not all ­ of the top 10 finishers from the previous spring's NCAA Division III championship tournament.

Illinois Wesleyan, ranked tied for fifth nationally, won the event with an 850 (285-278-287) while Emory University, who is ranked as the nation's top team, carded an 856 (286-291-279) and finished second. Guilford College, ranked seventh, placed third after carding an 867 (287-295-285) and Wittenberg University, ranked fourth finished fourth with an 871 (289-296-286).

Sophomore Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) led the Tartans on Tuesday with a one-over par 73. The sophomore ended the 54-hole event with a 214 (70-71-73). His score of 214 ranks as the second-best 54-hole score in program history. Li finished tied for sixth individually in a field of 70 golfers.

Sophomore Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) shot a 75 in the final round to finish with a 217 (74-68-75). Freshman Joshua Lim (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell) carded a 54-hole score of 224 (72-75-77) while freshman William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) fired a 227 (73-76-78) over the three rounds. Sophomore Jay Milch (Mount Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane) carded his best round of the classic Tuesday afternoon with a two-over par 74. The sophomore tabbed a 231 (76-81-74) for the event.

Carnegie Mellon will host the Tartan Invitational on October 8-9. The 54-hole event will be played at Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.