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Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Firestone Invitational

October 03, 2017
By ODU Athletics

AKRON, Ohio -- The Old Dominion men's golf team finished in seventh place at the Firestone Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron, this week at Firestone Country Club.

With the seventh-place finish, the Monarchs (+24) placed in the top half of the 16-team field and finished ahead of a trio of local foes in Richmond (+27), George Mason (+29) and William & Mary (+32). Illinois State (-5) won the event. 

Individually, Chad Hess, for the second consecutive tournament to open the fall, posted the best finish of any Monarch. Hess (+3) followed up his 28th-place finish at the VCU Janney Shootout with a 16th-place finish at Firestone.

Freshman Gustav Fransson (+6) also placed in the top 25, tying for 24th. Fransson's 13 birdies were tied for the third-most of any player in the field.

Rounding out the ODU lineup, Calvin Greschner (+7) tied for 31st, Michael Bakker (+11) tied for 48th and Nick Rencis (+12) finished in a tie for 55th.

Cincinnati's Austin Squires (-8) took home individual medalist honors.

Up next, the Monarchs host the ODU/OBX Invitational Oct. 22-24, at Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point, North Carolina.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Illinois State (-5)
2. Cincinnati (-4)
3. Akron (+11)
4. SC-Aiken (+19)
5. Dayton (+20)
6. Furman (+23)
7. Old Dominion (+24)
8. Richmond (+27)
9. Mercer (+28)
10t. George Mason (+31)
10t. Ohio (+31)
12t. William & Mary (+32)
12t. Temple (+32)
14. Davidson (+33)
15. Bradley (+38)
16. Valparaiso (+64 

ODU PLAYER LEADERBOARD
16t. Chad Hess (+3)
24t. Gustav Fransson (+6)
31t. Calvin Greschner (+7)
48t. Michael Bakker (+11)
55t. Nick Rencis (+12)