Spencer Wagner took ten strokes off of his first-round tally in Tuesday’s final round of the Don Benbow Invitational to help the University of Evansville men’s golf team earn a third-place finish at Jacksonville Beach Golf Course.
Wagner had the low round of the tournament for the Purple Aces, firing a 2-over 73 to finish the tournament with a 156. It was a sharp improvement for Wagner, who lowered his score by ten strokes from Monday. He tied teammate Michael Ikejiani for 16th on the leaderboard. Ikejiani posted identical scores of 78 in the 2-round event.
Evansville was led by Isaac Rohleder, who tied for 7th place with a 152. Following a 74 in the opening round, Rohleder carded a 78 on Tuesday. Henry Kiel wrapped up the event with a 153, one shot behind Rohleder. Kiel opened the tournament with a 78 before completing the final round with a 75. He tied for 11th with a 153.
Dallas Koth came home in a tie for 25th place with a 159. Koth’s rounds checked in at 78 and 81. Caleb Wassmer tied Koth for 25th. Seeing time as an individual, Wassmer posted rounds of 81 and 78.
With a score of 612, the Aces finished third on the team side. Rounds of 308 and 304 put UE solidly in the top three, eight strokes in front of 4th place Murray State. Drexel had the low round of the tournament on Tuesday, shooting a 285. The Dragons total was 17 shots lower than any other squad in the final round. Their tally of 585 saw them defeat Butler by 24 strokes with Evansville coming in third.
Next up for the Aces is a trip to Sevierville, Tennessee for the Bobby Nichols Intercollegiate. It is set to take place Sunday, March 14 through Tuesday the 16th.