GREENWOOD, Ind. - Transylvania University's men's golf team led the eight competing HCAC schools at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Invitational with a first place finish this past weekend.
The Pioneers tied Kalamazoo for first place with a 603 stroke total in the team standings, but the tiebreaker was on favor of Transylvania based on the fifth players score from both teams.
Sophomore Blake Young (Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian Academy) led all HCAC golfers at the tournament, firing rounds of 73 and 74 to finish second place one stroke behind medalist.
Mount St. Joseph University finished in third place just two strokes behind the Pioneers at the RHIT Invite. Junior Mikel Merker (Dayton, Ohio / West Carrollton) finished 3rd in the individual standings with rounds of 74 and 74.
Hanover College carded a fourth place finish at the 15-team event with a total of 613.
Earlham (10th, 650), Rose-Hulman (12th, 664), Defiance (13th, 670), Anderson (14th, 687), and Manchester (15th, 730) rounded out the HCAC finishers at the tournament.
Hanover will host Defiance College, Earlham College, and Franklin College at the Hanover Invitational this weekend. Mount St. Joseph will travel to the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invitational on Saturday and Sunday. Transylvania will travel to Atlanta, Ga. on Monday and Tuesday to play at Emory.