Oct. 23, 2012
KETTERING, Ohio - Sophomore Nick Dennis turned in a season best three-over 74 and finished with a 36-hole score of 149 (75-74) to lead the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team in the final round of the University of Dayton Invitational in Kettering, Ohio this afternoon.
The Ramblers finished in seventh on the team leaderboard, only three strokes out of third place. Oakland University (578) put on a day-two charge to claim the team championship. Nick Cunningham of Oakland (67-73) held off John Muir of Dayton (71-70) to earn medalist honors.
Dennis' impressive finish earned him a tie for 19th on the leaderboard, alongside teammate Brian Van De Motter (75-74). Loyola also received solid efforts from juniors Alex Cusumano (75-75) and Nick Willenborg (76-75). They finished tied for 27th and 33rd, respectively. Sean Hickey posted a two-round score of 170 (86-84) to finish in 97th, rounding out the Rambler lineup.
The Loyola men's golf team will return to action in March when they begin their 2013 spring schedule.
Final Team Standings
1. Oakland - 301-207=578
2. IPFW - 295-293=588
T3. Valparaiso - 299-297=596
T3. Detroit - 303-293=596
T3. Western Kentucky - 295-301=596
6. Dayton - 296-301=597
7. Loyola - 301-298=599
8. Wright St. - 313-292=605
9. Youngstown St. - 305-301=606
10. Northern Kentucky - 309-300=609
T11. IUPUI - 305-305=610
T11. Ohio U. - 302-308=610
13. Bowling Green - 307-305=612
14. Evansville - 311-302=613
15. Owens CC - 310-306=616
16. Butler - 309-308=617
17. Robert Morris (PA) - 312-306=618
18. Chicago St. - 380-372=752