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2014-03-31 Tigers win Purdue-North Central Invite to start spring season; Lambert finishes second
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Tigers win Purdue-North Central Invite to start spring season; Lambert finishes second

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 at 3:47 PM

LAPORTE, Ind. — After a 196 day layoff from their last match, the Olivet Nazarene University men’s golf team showed zero rust playing in their first action in the spring. The Tigers competed in the Purdue University-North Central (Ind.) Invite at Briar Leaf Golf Club in LaPorte, Ind., Monday morning, March 31, against six other schools.

A total of 35 golfers played in the 18-hole, two-day event at the par-72, 6,850-yard course. Olivet finished with a team score of 306 (+18). Purdue University-Calumet (309, +21) came in second, Trinity Christian College (320, +32) came in third, and the host school shot a 336 (+48) to come in fourth. ONU’s second squad shot a combined 344 (+56).

Freshman Luke Lambert (Crown Point, Ind.) led the Tigers with a 74 (+2), finishing tied for second overall. Freshman Jordan Spay (Bettendorf, Iowa) shot a 75 (+3) to finish fourth. Sophomore Robert Wagner (Bethel, Ohio) came in seventh overall shooting a 78 (+6). Junior Michael Bork (Rapid City, Mich.) finished tied for ninth with 79 (+7) along with senior Tyler Karraker (Bourbonnais, Ill.).

The Tigers' second squad to compete was led by sophomore Ethan Drooger (Holland, Mich.) shot an 80 (+8) to finish tied for 13th. Freshman Cole Evenson (Princeton, Ill.) finished 19th with an 83 (+11). Sophomore Ryan Muzljakovich (Vicksburg, Mich.) finished with an 87 (+15) and tied for 25th. Sophomore Darin LaMont (Crawfordsville, Ind.) came in tied for 31st with a 94 (+22).

ONU will return to the course on Tuesday, April 8 for the University of St. Francis (Ill.) Spring Invite at 12 p.m. The match will be played at Inwood Golf Course Joliet, Ill.

Results: http://web.olivet.edu/sports/Golf/2014/PUNC.pdf