Men’s golf has strong outing

The men’s golf team had another strong outing at the Hoosier Invitational, hosted by Indiana University this weekend.

The Falcons finished in a tie for fourth place with Ball State in the two-day tournament. The team score of 878 (293-293-292) was the lowest 54-hole score of the fall season for the Falcons.

Bowling Green was led by Tommy Lopez, who finished tied for 10th overall and with a score of 217 (70-73-74). In three tournaments this year, Lopez has had two top 10 finishes.

Adam Balls and Craig Pickerel each finished tied for 16th with a score of 219. After shooting 75 in the first round, Balls recovered and had two consecutive rounds where he shot a score of 72.

Pickerel played consistently and carded 72-74-73.

Other Falcons placing for coach Garry Winger were Chris Leake and Heath Ziglar. Leake finished with a score of 224, which tied him for 33rd overall, while Ziglar finished with a score of 228, which tied him for 52nd overall.

Though no team could compete with the Indiana Hoosiers, who set multiple individual and team records on their home course. The Hoosiers easily defeated the field with a total score of 837, which was 15-under-par.

Coming in second was Eastern Michigan, who finished with a team score of 870. The score of 837 marks a school record for the Hoosiers, breaking their previous mark of 840 which was set at the 2000 Legends Intercollegiate.

The Falcons will continue their 2003 fall season as they travel to Yorktown, Ind., where they will play in the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational. The tournament will be hosted by Ball State University.