Men's Golf

INSPIRED PLAY LEADS TO SECOND PLACE AT GVSU LAKER INVITE

Erickson and Shelburne Tie For Third In Leading The Bulldogs

Matt Erickson
Senior Matt Erickson tied for third place on the leaderboard at the Grand Valley State Laker Invitational.
Following a lackluster showing in its last tournament action, the Ferris State men's golf team turned up its play at Monday's (Sept. 17) Grand Valley State Laker Invitational to place second with a two-round 600 team score on the par 71, 7,034-yard The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich.

The Bulldogs finished two strokes in back of Grand Valley State's Blue Team which carded a 598 (303-295=598). Ferris State started off strong by tallying a tourney-tying best 299 opening-round score and then posted a 301-stroke total to claim second place in the 11-team tourney field.

Wayne State (604), Saginaw Valley State (606), and Findlay (613) comprised the remainder of the top five-place team finishers.

Senior Matt Erickson and junior Derek Shelburne both tied for third place with 149 scores. Erickson turned in rounds of 68 and 81 while Shelburne produced a 78 followed by a 71. Erickson's stroke total was just two shy of matching his career-best 147 at the Ashland (Ohio) Invitational last season (4/13-14) in which he earned top individual medalist honors.

Sophomore Kurt Valley fired a 151 (75-76=151) to garner a tie for 10th place. Sophomore Eric Lilleboe finished third on the Ferris scorecard with a 154 (78-76=154).

Redshirt freshman Joe Brown closed out the scoring for the Bulldogs by posting a 33rd-place tying 158 score (80-78=158).

Junior Brian Janty tied Brown by shooting a 158 (80-78=158) as a non-scoring individual while freshman Jack Tunge wound up in a 51st-place tie as a result of tallying a 163-stroke total (83-80=163).

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