The Hiram College men’s golf team finished in ninth place following the final round of the second and final North Coast Athletic Conference Championship Event hosted by Wabash (Ind.) College at the Crawfordsville Country Club in Crawfordsville, Ind. The Terrier men also finish ninth in the overall NCAC Championship standings.
Hiram shot a team total of 310 strokes on the final day and ended the tournament with an overall total of 632 strokes (322+310=632) to finish ninth overall of nine teams. Wittenberg University finished first in the standings with 568 total strokes (283+285=568) and was followed by Kenyon College with 583 strokes (295+288=583). DePauw (Ind.) University took over the third spot by finishing with a total of 589 strokes (300+289=589).
Individually for Hiram, sophomore Richard Bacher (West Lafayette, Ind./West Lafayette) bettered his first-round score by a stroke with a 75 and ended the two-day event with an overall score of 151 strokes (76+75=151) and finished in a tie for 19th overall. Sophomore Danny Essel (Euclid) was second with 156 strokes (81+75=156) and freshmanJames Workman (Garrettsville/Garfield) posted the third lowest score on the team of 163 strokes (83+80=163). Junior Kyle Meggas (Lakewood) was fourth at 169 strokes (89+80=169) and senior Ethan Tope (Dalton/Waynedale) rounded out the Hiram competitors with 170 strokes (82+88=170).
After a combined two events making up the NCAC Championships Series and four rounds, Hiram finished with an overall total of 1,321 strokes to place ninth in the conference. Wittenberg captured the 2013-14 conference championship with 1,175 strokes and Kenyon was second at 1,221 strokes. DePauw was third with 1,224 strokes. [Complete Championship Series Results]
2013-14 NCAC Men’s Golf Championship Series Standings