FLORENCE, Ky. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's golf team earned their second team victory of the 2012-13 campaign after a come-from-behind effort gave them a one-stroke margin at the SVSU-hosted Spring Invitational held at Boone Links Golf Course in Kentucky.
The event was shortened to 27-holes on Saturday (March 23) due to expected snowfall that cancelled the final round scheduled for Sunday (March 24).
SVSU's total of 448 (+16) enabled them to finish one shot in front of Wayne State (449) after the Cardinals overcame a seven-stroke deficit on the final nine holes of action.
Junior Eric Gandy (Midland, Mich. / Bullock Creek HS) led the way for the Cardinals with a runner-up finish by firing a 1-over par 73 and completed his final nine with a 1-under 35 to finish at even par.
Senior Dustin Vogl (Bay City, Mich. / Western HS) finished 27-holes in 5-over par after going 75-38 for a 113 total to finish in a tie for fourth. Sophomore Micah Skidmore (Saginaw, Mich.) recorded rounds of 77-37 to end with a 114 (+6) total finishing in solo ninth place.
Senior Kreg Sherman (Caro, Mich.) finished tied for 10th as he carded rounds of 79-36 to finish at 115 (+7), while Wyatt Drost (Charlevoix, Mich.) rounded out the SVSU lineup with splits of 80-36 (116) in 13th position.
Wayne State's Tyler LaSerra earned medalist honors for the Warriors with rounds of 70-37 to edge Gandy by one stroke at 1-under par 107.
Grand Valley finished third at 459, while Lake Superior State (468) and Findlay (472) took the fourth and fifth positions, respectively.
Saginaw Valley's first win of the year came back in September at the Northern Michigan Intercollegiate Match Play Invitational, their first team victory since October 2006.
The Cardinals will return to the course next weekend (March 31 - April 1) at the UW-Parkside Invite at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus, Ind.