Sept. 3 – DOVER, Ohio – The Hiram College men's golf team opened the 2017 season with a tenth-place finish at the Gatorade Collegiate, co-hosted by The College of Wooster and Zoar Golf Course on Saturday and Sunday.
Senior Michael Schustrich opened his final season with the Terriers by carding a 74 in the first round of the tournament. The mark was just four strokes off the pace after day one and was +2 on the day, marking the lowest 18-hole score of his career.
Schustrich followed the 74 with an 80 on day two, finishing the tournament in a tie for 26th with a total of 154, ten strokes back of the leaders.
Other leaders for Hiram included freshman Charlie Lichtenwalter and senior Trevor Wendel. In his first collegiate tournament, Lichtenwalter posted an 86 on the first day, before dropping three strokes off his score in day two, finishing with a 169. Wendel finished with a 170, carding identical 85s on Saturday and Sunday.
The team winner for the tournament was Allegheny College, who carded a team score of 588, placing three in the top five finishers. The Gators' Matthew Del Rosso and Robert Hapanowicz also tied with Wooster freshman Collin O'Hern for the top individual medal as they all finished with an even par, 144.
Hiram will be back in action on September 10 and 11 at the Guy and Jeanne Kuhn Memorial Invitational, hosted by Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa.