Irish take seventh at Marshall Invite
Special to The Observer
The Notre Dame men's golf team moved up three spots in the standings and ended up just two strokes out of fifth, with a seventh-place finish at the 20-team Marshall Invitational following Saturday's final round of action at the par-71, 6,446-yard Guyan Golf and Country Club.
Senior Jeff Connell continued his strong career play at the Marshall Invitational by closing with a round of 72 for a 220 total and a share of 11th in the 103-player field. Sophomore Steve Ratay closed with a 74 for a 221 total and 16th-place finish while senior Todd Vernon posted his third straight 75 for a 225 total. Juniors Alex Kent and Adam Anderson rounded out the Irish contingent.
Notre Dame matched its second-round score by closing with another 299 for an 892 total, just two strokes behind Ohio State and Ohio University.
Michigan held off Miami of Ohio for the team title while Iowa's Matt Stutzman finished atop the individual standings at 214, with four players finishing tied for second at 217.
Connell has averaged 72.7 strokes per round in three career appearances at the Marshall Invitational, including a runner-up finish in 1998.
All Sports Stories for Monday, April 10, 2000