Bearcats Come From Behind, Win Cleveland State Invitational
gobearcats.COM Joe Kastelic finished third at the Cleveland State Invitational.
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Joe Kastelic finished third at the Cleveland State Invitational.
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Sept. 25, 2007

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CHARDON, Ohio---Through 36 holes, they trailed by four shots. Through 45 holes, they were nine back. But by tournament's end, the University of Cincinnati men's golf team had pulled off a great comeback, winning the Cleveland State Invitational by four shots on Tuesday at the Sand Ridge Golf Course.

UC shot a round of 292, tying for the lowest mark in the entire tournament to stake claim to its first team title of the 2007-08 season. Freshman Joe Kastelic continued his steady play in his collegiate debut, grabbing third place with a final round score of 74.

"Our guys really hung tough today," UC men's coach Doug Martin said. "With such a young group, I wasn't sure how they respond to being down. This is a prime example of never giving up and if you do, good things can happen."

Kastelic wasn't the only hero of the tournament for the Bearcats. Junior Blake Tucker and true freshman Kane Volsky both carded their best rounds of the tournament with identical scores of 71 in the finale. Tucker earned a 16th place finish, while Volsky was 23rd. Junior Albert Fernandez was the second-highest placed Bearcat finishing 12th.

UC and second place Loyola (Ill.) shot identical scores on Tuesday with the Bearcats scoring the four-shot win. Cleveland State, the leader through two rounds, imploded to a score of 304 to fall to third in the final standings. Geoff Mead of fourth place South Dakota State won individual medalist honors with a score of 213, one shot ahead of Youngstown State's Ryan Stocke. Kastelic finished three shots off the pace with a final tally of 216.

 

 

The Bearcats are back on the links on Oct. 1-2, competiting in the Xavier Invitational at the Oasis Golf Club in Loveland.

Final UC Individual Scores
T 3 Joe Kastelic 69 73 74 216
12 Albert Fernandez 75 73 76 224
T 16 Blake Tucker 79 77 71 227
T 23 Kane Volsky 76 81 71 228
T 34 Ryan Cahill 72 78 83 233
T 45 Ryan Heinly 79 78 80 237*
*played as an individual

Final Team Scores
1 Cincinnati, U. of 292 301 292 885
2 Loyola U.- Chicago 299 298 292 889
3 Cleveland State U. 296 293 304 893
4 South Dakota State U 300 302 298 900
5 Dayton, Univ. of 304 306 296 906
6 Southern Illinois U. 299 304 305 908
7 Butler University 307 300 308 915
8 North Dakota St. U. 302 311 307 920
9 Youngstown State U. 308 306 309 923
10 St. Joseph's Univer. 311 313 314 938
11 Oakland University 313 308 320 941