RedHawk Golfers Finish Second at FirstEnergy Intercollegiate

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April 19, 2003

RAVENNA, Ohio-Producing its best team finish of the season, a second-place showing at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate April 18-19, Miami University's golf team rounded out its regular season and takes a week off before the May 1-3 Mid-American Conference Championships.

Junior Mark Weghorst (Carmel, Ind./Brebeuf) paced the RedHawks at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate, shooting a seven-over par 217 to tie for 11th. Senior Eric Phipps (Hudson, Ohio/Hudson) finished one stroke behind Weghorst to place 14th. Freshman Mike Calkin (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) notched a 10-over par 220 to tie for 20th place, while freshman Ryan Swelin (Sundre, Alberta/Sundre) was one stroke behind Calkin to tie for 24th place. Redshirt freshman Justin Kruse (Toledo, Ohio/Ottawa Hills) rounded out the Miami five in a tie for 35th place at 15 over.

As a team, Miami finished 18 strokes behind tournament winner Kent State and two strokes ahead of third-place Wright State. Toledo's Brad Heaven and Kent State's Peter Laws tied for first at even par, but Heaven won the first-hole playoff to capture individual medalist honors.

Miami (292-285-298=875) 2nd
Mark Weghorst (69-74-74=217) t-11th
Eric Phipps (75-67-76=218) 14th
Mike Calkin (74-71-75=220) t-20th
Ryan Swelin (75-73-73=221) t-24th
Justin Kruse (74-75-76=225) t-35th

1 Kent State (291-288-278=857) 2 Miami (292-285-298=875) 3 Wright State (297-293-287=877) 4 Penn State (300-289-289=878) 5 Toledo (293-290-296=879) 6 Eastern Kentucky (301-289-293=883) 7 Xavier (290-290-304=884) 8 Eastern Michigan (294-297-301=892) 9 Akron (302-294-298=894) 10 Northern Illinois (309-293-295=897) 11 Ball State (293-302-305=900) 12 Bowling Green State (293-304-308=905) 13 Ohio (304-299-304=907) 14 Marshall (303-303-310=916) 15 Manitoba (314-324-318=956)