Sept. 29, 2008
Contact: Greg Murphy
CHARDON, Ohio - Nobody likes to be in the office on a Monday. And thankfully, I get the chance to be out of the office today and tomorrow (sorry, Brian!!) at the CSU-Telich Sun Life Financial Men's Golf Invitational at Sand Ridge G.C.
Round one finished up about 90 minutes ago with the Vikings shooting a 296, which tied CSU for fifth place with Loyola and Detroit. The good news is that the Vikings headed into the second round just four shots behind second place Longwood and nine shots behind leader South Dakota State. In addition, senior Jake Scott shot a two-under-par 70 and is in second place, just three shots out of the lead.
But that isn't the best news of the day so far. That belongs to Viking sophomore Kellen Erdman who made a hole-in-one on the 177-yard, 12th hole this morning en route to shooting a 74. I'll have to double check with head coach Steve Weir or Kellen, but that may be the first ace of the St. Edward High graduate.
I first learned of the news when I arrived in the clubhouse and started to fill out the scoresheets. Weir tossed a golfball on the table that I was working on and I was about ready to pocket it. After all, it was a ProV1!! But he told me it was Erdman's hole in one, so I decided to let him keep it.
If you get a chance to come out to Sand Ridge tomorrow, I would highly reccommend it. The course is in absolute perfect condition and the weather could not be any better. I saw some members of the CSU women's basketball and men's tennis teams out here today ... I have a hunch they want to win that Viking Cup!!
Well, I am about to head on out and watch some golf. I know tough job. But I don't want to miss another hole-in-one since I have never seen one in my lifetime.
And Kellen should just be getting back to the 12th hole again in a few minutes ...