CALUMET CITY, Ill. - The Saginaw Valley State University men's golf team improved six spots at the first NCAA Midwest Regional tournament of the 2014-15 season to finish in a tie for fourth place in the event. The regional had 34 teams and 169 participating and was played at the Harborside International Golf Course.
SVSU played the "Port" course on Tuesday after playing the "Starboard" course on Monday.
The Cardinals followed a first day score of 299 with a 301 on day two, finishing tied with Drury University with the 600 total (+24). Malone University won the tournament with a two-day total of 590 (+14), six strokes clear of runner-up Lake Superior State and seven strokes in front of third place Trevecca Nazarene.
Senior Micah Skidmore led the way on day two, as he carded a one-over 73 to finish the tourney tied for 10th place with a 147 (+3). He tied overall with fellow Cardinal senior Carter Marsh, who was one of three SVSU golfers to shoot a 76 in round two. That 76, coupled with his opening round 71, put him at the 147 total.
Sophomore Ryan Peruski and senior Wyatt Drost were the other Cardinals to shoot a 76 on the final day of competition. Peruski finished with a total of 151 (75-76, +7) to finish tied for 28th while Drost had a 155 (79-76, +11) and was tied for 73rd.
Saginaw Valley will take its solid showing in the regional event and continue play at the Motor City Invitational, hosted by Wayne State University. The event will take place from October 4-5 and be played at the Detroit Golf Club.