Men’s golf ties for seventh in Border Olympics tournament

The Falcons men’s golf team participated in the Border Olympics in Houston, Texas over the weekend.

The tournament concluded with the Falcons tied for seventh. Before round one the team was in first and after round one they sat in fourth.

“We had a fairly steady day out there but didn’t quite make enough birdies to keep pace with the leaders,” Falcons head coach John Powers said. “We had a strong week of training and competition and I am very happy with the progress we are making.”

The team carded a total of 859. After round one the team shot a 279, the second round yielded a 291, and round three a 289. The team could not regain their magic from day 1.

Two Falcons finished in the top 10 of the tournament as freshman, Rodrigue Vie and senior Mitchell Kontak led the Falcons.

Vie, a right hander, is a 6-1 freshman from Epinal, France and went to high school at Notre-Dame St. Joseph. As a high schooler, Vie posted an average score of 73.49 in the European Golf Rankings.

Kontak, a right hander, is a 6-0 senior from Toledo, Ohio. He went to Maumee High School. He was a NLL Conference Player of the Year as a junior as well as a senior. He also lettered in basketball for Maumee.

Also on the team is Pablo Heredia Iglesias, a right hander, who is a 5-7, 160 pound junior from Sevilla, Spain. Islesias struggled this weekend to a +8 shooting a concisetant 72, 77, 75. He attended high school at Colegio Santa Joaquina de Verduna. He was coached in high school by, Jose Carlos Gutierrez, the same man who coached PGA Tour player Rafael Cabrera-Bello. He was at one time ranked as high as number two in as a Junior Amateur on U-18 and sixth in U-18 Spanish rankings. Last year he was an Academic-All-MAC.

The team got 67 birdies with the most in round two, coincidentally the same round they shot the worst score.

T7 – Rodrigue Vie

210, -6 (66, 72, 72)

T7 – Mitchell Kontak

210, -6 (70, 69, 71)

T33 – Trey Walker

IND – 216, E (71, 72, 73)

T38 – Nick Hofland

217, +1 (71, 73, 73)

T73 – Pablo Heredia Iglesias

224, +8 (72, 77, 75)

97 – Max Rispler

241, +25 (85, 83, 73)