Cards climb to 4th overall at GLIAC Championships

Austin Carter tied for the low individual round on Saturday with his even-par score of 72...
Austin Carter tied for the low individual round on Saturday with his even-par score of 72...

NASHPORT, Ohio -- Following a tough day one, the SVSU men's golf team climbed seven places up the leaderboard with a stellar second day of play. The Cardinals are now in fourth place at the 2017 GLIAC Men's Golf Championships following their second round score of 295.

The 295 was the second-best score of the day for the team, as SVSU (612) is now five strokes back of third place Tiffin. GVSU leads after two rounds, sitting at a total of 593.

Saginaw Valley was led on day two by Austin Carter, who tied for the low individual round of the day. He shot an even-par score of 72 to lead the way and is tied for 19th overall with his 153 (81-72, +9).

Mason Motte posted a 73 (+1) on Saturday and is in a tie for 16th place overall. He posted a 79 on day one and had a total score of 152 (+8).

Ryan Peruski and Dustin Pumford rounded-out the scoring with scores of 75 on Saturday. Peruski has rounds of 76-75 (151, +7) and is tied for 10th. Pumford has scored marks of 81-75 (156, +12) and is tied for 34th. 

Pumford had a stretch on holes 3-5 where he went birdie, eagle and hole-in-one. He aced the 206-yard par 3 fifth hole for the seventh hole-in-one in program history. It was the first ace since Ryan Thomas's in 2014. 

Jared Lyons shot a 76 (+4) on day two of the championships and is tied for 39th overall after his totals of 81-76 (157, +13).

Up Next...

Saginaw Valley completes play at the 2017 GLIAC Championships on Sunday. The men will tee-off in the afternoon flight.

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