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On the record: Zips golf team wins Golfweek Program Challenge

The University of Akron men’s golf team shot a 3-under-par 285, the second-lowest round Tuesday, to win the Golfweek Program Challenge at the par-72 True Blue Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The Zips were 7 strokes off the lead entering Tuesday’s final round but rallied behind sophomore Carr Vernon’s career-low round of 4-under-par 68 to win the 27th tournament in program history and the first for third-year coach David Trainor.

The Zips were in second place entering Tuesday’s final round of the three-day event and didn’t waste any time catching first-place James Madison. The Zips took the lead by 2 strokes through 12 holes to defeat the Dukes.

Vernon finished in third place overall, and freshman B.J. Williams, playing in his first collegiate event, finished in second place with a 7-under-par 209. Senior Charlie Bull and freshman Zach Gollwitzer finished tied for 20th place and Louis Birchall finished in a tie for 36th place.

The Zips will travel to Monterey, Calif., on Sept. 23 to participate in the St. Mary’s Invitational.

• The University of Akron women’s golf team finished in eighth place at the Golfweek Program Challenge at the par-71 Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island, S.C.

The Zips shot a final-round score of 20-over-par 304 to finish the event with a 54-hole score of 65-over-par 917.

Freshman Lina Bengtsson and senior Sara Chaves finished in a tie for 29th place to lead the Zips.

Volleyball

Alex Wiederholt and Mary Delich each had 12 kills and Ashley Holder had 43 assists to lead the University of Akron to a 3-0 win over Robert Morris on Tuesday in Moon Township, Pa. Jill Paluch had 14 digs and Callie Mack had 12 digs to lead the Zips (5-1) in the straight-set win.

— Beacon Journal staff report



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