Men's Golf


Bulldogs Finish One Stroke Behind Tournament Champion

Kurt Valley
Sophomore Kurt Valley helped the Bulldogs to a second-place tying finish at the 2007 GLIAC Men's Golf Championships with a team-leading second-place tying 218-stroke total.
The Ferris State men's golf team shot a final-round 292 score on Tuesday (Oct. 9) to finish with a second-place tying 880 score (+16) in the 2007 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships at Findlay, Ohio.

Ferris State tied Ashland for second-place honors as host Findlay rallied with a final-round tourney-best tying 289 score (+15) to finish one stroke ahead of both teams for the top place. Grand Valley State captured fourth place (883, +19) while Wayne State (892, +28) and Northwood (892, +28) both tied for fifth place among the 10 participating teams at the Findlay Country Club. FSU fired scores of 296 and 292 to complete Monday's (Oct. 8) opening two rounds.

The Bulldogs' second-place tying conference tourney showing represented the program's highest since the 2005-06 season when FSU carded a second-place 903 team score in the 54-hole event. Ferris finished fifth at the 2006 GLIAC Championships with a three-round 897-stroke total.

Sophomore Kurt Valley was the Bulldogs' top golfer as he registered a 218 score (74-73-71=218, +2) to tie for second place with four others. Matt Malloure of Grand Valley State earned top individual medalist honors with a one-over-par 217 score.

Sophomore Eric Lilleboe along with senior Matt Erickson both placed in a three-way tie for third by carding 222 scores (+6). Lilleboe turned in rounds of 73,75, and 74 while Erickson recorded 77, 70, and 75 rounds, respectively.

Junior Derek Shelburne's 225-stroke total (75-78-72=225, +9) tied him for 17th place. Junior Brian Janty rounded out Ferris' scoring with a 29th-place tying 228 score (74-74-80=228, +12).

The Bulldogs, under ninth-year head coach Brad Bedortha, concluded the fall season with seven top-10 place finishes, including a trio of top three placings.

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