GREENWOOD, IN - The Hanover College men’s golf team set a school 36-hole record to capture the team championship at the Defiance College Invitational. The two-day tournament was held at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio.
Hanover posted a two-round total of 592 (295-297) to break the school mark by four strokes. The Panthers combined for a then-record 596 (297-299) just one week ago in a second-place finish in the Hanover Invitational at Shadowood Golf Course.
Senior Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky./St. Xavier) and freshman P.J. Greene (Mason, Ohio/William Mason) led Hanover’s record charge at Defiance.
Bader earned medalist honors after posting an even-par 70 in the closing round. He finished with a 141 (71-70) to win by two strokes and, in addition, miss tying the Panthers’ individual 36-hole mark by one stroke.
Greene earned a third-place finish after turning in a 147 (73-74) on the 6,130-yard course.
Transylvania University finished second at the tournament, finishing four shots behind Hanover with a total of 596 (300-296). Senior Clay Hinton (Elizabethtown, Ky./H.S.) led the Pioneers with a second place finish, carding rounds of 70 and 73.
Mount St. Joseph placed third in the standings and was followed by Rose-Hulman (5th), Defiance (6th), Franklin (6th), Manchester (8th), and Anderson (9th).
The HCAC championship opens at the Legends of Indiana Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana on April 26-27. The final two rounds will be held at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Defiance, Ohio on May 3-4.
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