Three former Kent State University golfers are in the field for the U.S. Open, which begins today at Merion Golf Club near Philadelphia.
Hudson graduate John Hahn, Mackenzie Hughes and Ryan Yip will tee it up in today’s first round.
Yip is a 2006 graduate of KSU, Hahn a 2011 graduate and Hughes a 2012 graduate.
“I’m very excited for Ryan, John and Mackenzie,” KSU coach Herb Page said in a news release. “In the 2004 U.S. Open at Shinecock Hills, we had both Ben Curtis and David Morland in the field. This is the first time we’ve had three Kent State players in a U.S. Open.”
Three Kent State baseball players were drafted on the third day of the Major League Baseball Draft.
Redshirt sophomore Eric Dorsch was selected in the 21st round Saturday by the Cincinnati Reds, junior Derek Toadvine was taken by the New York Yankees in the 22nd round and senior George Roberts was a 26th-round pick by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The Akron Racers have signed former Cleveland State University standout Dara Toman to a free-agent contract.
An infielder, Toman hit a Horizon League record 60 homers for CSU and had a career batting average of .324.
She also shares the Horizon League record for runs with 145 and is the CSU career leader in RBI (154), total bases (453), games played (214) and games started (213).
“I’m incredibly excited to add another Ohio native to the Akron Racers squad,” Racers owner and General Manager Joey Arrietta said in a news release.
“It’s exciting,” Toman said. “My last college game was one of the saddest days of my life. I’m excited to have the opportunity to turn pro.”