The Kent State menís golf team won the Mid-American Conference Championship for the seventh time in eight years Saturday in Sylvania, Ohio.

The Golden Flashes claimed the programís 23rd MAC title with a final score of 16 over ó 20 strokes ahead of runner-up Northern Illinois.

Chase Johnson led the Flashes with an even-par 71 after birdies on the final two holes moved him into a tie for fifth place. He was named MAC Player of the Year.

Sophomore Ian Holt (Stow) shot a 1 over and finished tied for second with a 3-over 287. He joined Johnson on the All-MAC first team.

The University of Akron finished fifth behind medalist George Baylis, a sophomore who carded a 4 under on Saturday and finished with a 1-under 283.

Junior Yann Pfeiffer, freshman Elliott Grayson and senior Ryan Harris joined Baylis in the top 25 for the Zips.

Softball

Kent State defeated host Bowling Green 8-0 behind junior Ronnie Ladines, who shut out her third consecutive MAC opponent.

Ladines (18-7) allowed four hits, striking out five and walking one.

Junior Maddy Grimm hit a three-run home run to give the Golden Flashes (31-18) a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Sophomore Emily Dobbin singled, doubled and drove in a run, and seniors Michele Duffy and Nicki Cregan and junior Brooke Dodson added singles.

The Falcons slipped to 18-32.