April 13, 2012

Shorthanded Men's Golf In Fifth at Titan Invitational

April 13, 2012

Contact: Greg Murphy

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HIGHLAND, Mich. - Playing with just four players, the Cleveland State men's golf team is in fifth place of 13 teams after the first two rounds of the Detroit Titan Invitational on Friday.

The 54-hole event is being played at par-72, 7,142-yard at Prestwick Village G.C.

The Vikings shot 296 in the opening round and took one shot off for a 295 in the second round.

Loyola leads the tournament at 577 and is followed by Ferris State (579), Western Illinois (588), Grand Valley State (590) and Cleveland State (591) to round out the top five.

"We knew coming in that we would be in a play-four, count-four situation," head coach Steve Weir said. "So everyone knew that their scores would count, leaving little room for error. I thought we we solid all day and we will look to carry that over to tomorrow."

Other teams in the field are playing five golfers with the four low scores counting per round.

The Vikings have two players in the top-10, led by junior Micahel Klaric who is in fourth place after rounds of 73-68 (141). His second round 68 was tied for the second lowest round of the day.

Freshman Michael Balcar is just two shots back, tied for sixth place at 143 (73-70>

Sophomore Andrew Bailey is tied for 20th place at 150 after carding a pair of 75's, while junior Brendan Byrne shot 72-82 (157) and is tied for 51st.

Alex Cusumano of Loyola shot 69-70 (139) and holds a one shot lead over Chris Cunningham of Grand Valley State and Brian Yeo of Youngstown State.

The final round is scheduled to be played on Saturday.

CSU RESULTS
4. Michael Klaric, 73-68 - 141
T-6. Michael Balcar, 73-70 - 143
T-20. Andrew Bailey, 75-75 - 150
T-51. Brendan Byrne, 75-82 - 157

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