Competing against a stacked field that includes 11 of the top 30 nationally ranked golf programs, the Kent State men sit in 12th place out of 15 after Day 1 of the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at the Floridian Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.
Taylor Pendrith shot rounds of 1-over 72 and 4-under 67 to lead the Golden Flashes. His 3-under 139 leaves him tied for 14th place, 8 strokes behind the leader.
The Golden Flashes posted an even-par 568 and trail leaders Oklahoma State and Georgia Tech by 14 strokes.
• The University of Akron men are in last place after two days of the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate in Awendaw, S.C.
The Zips posted a 21-over 309 to finish the second day with a 36-over 612, leaving them 34 strokes behind leader Virginia.
Ryan Harris leads the Zips, tied for 33rd with a two-day score of 6-over 150 after an 8-over 80 in the second round.
• The University of Akron climbed 11 spots in the second round of the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational in Ocala, Fla., after posting a 3-over 75. They now sit in a tie for 15th place with a two-day score of 7-over 151.
Frida Fougberg leads the Zips with a 9-over 153. She is tied for 28th place.
The University of Akron split two road matches, defeating Savannah State, 7-0, but losing to Georgia Southern, 4-1.
Ksenia Berestetska earned the Zips’ lone point against Georgia Southern with a 6-2, 6-1 win in the No. 4 singles.
University of Akron sophomore Mackenzie Conrad was named MAC East Division Co-Pitcher of the Week.
Conrad struck out eight of the first nine batters she faced in the second part of a doubleheader against Niagara over the weekend, staying perfect through 3⅓ innings.
This is her first time earning the pitching honors.