Hiram College

The Hiram College men’s golf team placed 15th after the final round of the Strimer Memorial Invitational hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at Oakhaven Golf Club in Delaware.

Hiram shot a team-total of 333 strokes on the final day and ended the tournament with an overall total of 676 strokes (343+333=676) to place 15th of 15 teams.  Wittenberg University won the event with 578 strokes (293+285=578).  Lindenwood University-Belleville was second at 599 strokes (294+305=599) and Otterbein University rounded out the top-three teams with 601 strokes (306+295=601).

Individually for Hiram, sophomore Richard Bacher (West Lafayette, Ind./West Lafayette) posted the lowest rounds of the tournament for Hiram and ended the two-day event with a total of 157 strokes (79+78=157) and was tied for 39th overall.  Junior Kyle Meggas (Lakewood) was second with 173 strokes (87+86=173) and senior Ethan Tope(Dalton/Waynedale) was third with 175 strokes (82+93=175).  Sophomore Danny Essel (Euclid) shot a tournament-total 178 strokes (95+83=178) to place fourth on the team and freshman James Workman (Garrettsville/Garfield) ended the event with 186 strokes (100+86=186).

Hiram is next scheduled to compete in the two-day Ted Barclay Invitational hosted by Denison University next Saturday-Sunday, Apr. 12-13 at Granville Golf Course in Granville.