Sophomore Carr Vernon shot a 4-under-par 68 on Tuesday to finish in second place and lead the University of Akron men’s golf team to sixth place at the Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron.
The Zips shot a 2-over-par 290 on Tuesday to close play with a three-round score of 16-over-par 880. South Carolina-Aiken used a round of 6-under-par 282 on Tuesday to grab a 2-stroke victory.
Vernon finished alone in second place with a three-round score of 6-under-par 210. Vernon’s 4-under-par 68 on Tuesday is tied for the lowest round of his college career. Senior Charlie Bull finished tied for sixth, sophomore Ryan Harris finished eighth and freshman J.B. Williams placed 57th. Sophomore Louis Birchall was forced to withdraw due to a wrist injury.
• The University of Akron women’s golf team finished the two-day Mid-American Conference Preview in fifth place at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club in Fishers, Ind. Freshman Lina Bengtsson and senior Sara Chaves finished tied for ninth place and junior Laura Murray finished in a tie for 38th place. Sophomore Frida Fougberg finished tied for 47th place and freshman Mallory Etcheberry finished in a tie for 81st.
— Staff report