The No. 21 ranked Kent State men’s golf team rallied from 8 shots behind on Tuesday to win the Jack Nicklaus Invitational at Muirfield Village in Dublin.
Junior Taylor Pendrith and senior Kevin Miller each shot a 2-over-par 74 and junior Kyle Kmiecik carded a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday to lead the Golden Flashes to their first team title of the season. The Flashes trailed No. 23 Oklahoma State by 8 strokes but shot a 302 on Tuesday to claim the victory over the Cowboys.
The Flashes topped the 12-team field that featured six teams ranked in the top 30 while playing the same pin placements as the Memorial Tournament in May.
Pendrith finished 4-over-par for the tournament and tied for fourth place to lead the Flashes. Taylor Zoller finished in 13th, Miller finished tied for 18th and Kmiecik tied for 23rd.
The Golden Flashes travel to Georgia Tech on Oct. 19 for the U.S. Collegiate, the final fall tournament of the season.
Freshman Ryan Harris earned his first collegiate top-5 finish and the University of Akron men’s golf team shot a 6-over-par 294 on Tuesday to finish in fourth place at the Firestone Invitational in Akron.
Harris shot an even-par 72 on Tuesday and had shot a 2-under-par 142 for the tournament to tie for fifth place in the 90-man tournament.
Junior Charlie Bull shot a 2-over-par 74 on Tuesday to tie for 12th place and senior Cameron Simmons tied for 30th.
Ball State took home the team title with a 7-under-par 569.
The Zips travel to Bowling Green, Ky., for the Kenny Perry Invitational on Sunday.
The Browns Backers will have their next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Barley House in Akron. Browns linebacker Craig Robertson will be the guest speaker.
— Staff report