Akron placed second in the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate at Firestone Country Club, just one stroke back of Eastern Kentucky.
It was the Zips' best finish in their home event, and they topped several MAC teams. That should give them momentum heading into next week's conference tournament.
Colin Clemente finished in fourth place at even par. Blake Sattler, Ryan Gutowski and Brad Wright were close behind.
I'm really rooting for the team to bring home an unexpected MAC title next weekend.