EMU's White Shoots Final-Round 66 at Firestone
Written By: EMUEagles.comAKRON, Ohio (EMUEagles.com)
– Eastern Michigan University senior Brett White (Caledonia, Mich.-East Kentwood) enjoyed the best performance of his career, finishing at five-under par 211 (71-74-66) to guide the Eastern Michigan University men's golf team to a tie the University of Toledo for 10th-place finish at the Firestone Invitational on the par 72, 7,125-yard Firestone Country Club-North course Tuesday, Oct. 6.
Eastern Michigan shot a 289 to finish with a season-best cumulative total of 876 (295-292-289). Maryland (284-285-287=856) edged out host Akron (290-283-285=858) by two strokes for the team title, while the Terrapins' David Kocher captured medalist honors with a score of nine-under par 207 (68-68-71).
White finished the tournament with a six-under 66 during the final round to finish with a 211 in four-way tie for fifth. The blistering closing round is tied for the eighth lowest 18-hole tally in program history and he becomes the first Eagle to do so since Spencer Slade notched the same score at the Wold Run Intercollegiate, Sept. 15, 2012. The Caledonia, Mich. native bettered his previous career-low for a 54-hole tournament when he carded a 212 at Del Walker Intercollegiate, March 2-3, 2015. The finish was White's second career top-five finish in 31 all-time events.
Junior Kyle Rodes (Plymouth, Mich.-Plymouth) tied for 12th place with a two-under total of 214 (70-74-70). Sophomore Nic Ross (Dundas, Ontario, Canada-Highland Secondary) turned in a third round 73 to take 31st with a 218 (75-70-73), followed by redshirt sophomore Nick Park (Howell, Mich.-Howell-Oakland) at 234 (80-74-80) in 81st. Junior Philippe Weppernig (Lucerne, Switzerland-Kantonsschule Alpenquai Luzern-Owens C.C.) posted rounds of 79-78-82 for a two-day total of 239 in 88th. Playing as an individual, Beau Breault (Howell, Mich.-Hartland) picked up his first career top 20 showing with a 216 (70-70-76).
EMU will now travel to Carmel, Ind. to take part in the Crooked Stick Invitational Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 12-13.