Freshman Annie Getzin earned the Eastern golf team’s first top-10 finish of the spring season, after finishing eight out of 54 golfers at the Butler Invitational earlier this week.
Getzin carded a two-round total of 158 points and tied with Indiana-Purdue University’s sophomore Erin Ingram for eighth place.
As a team, the Panther’s women’s team finished seventh in the eight-team field, with an overall score of 660 points. Eastern finished ahead of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, who finished with 663 points in the two-day tournament that began Monday.
The host, Butler, won the women’s tournament, scoring 615 points with two players taking first and second place. Seniors Jenna Peters and Isabella Lambert paced the Bulldogs with 142 and 150 points, respectively.
Cleveland State junior Allyson Hackman and Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Sammi Grunder, also a junior, both tied for third place with 152 points, apiece. Kelsey Jensen, a junior from Illinois-Chicago, rounded out the top five with 153 points.
IUPUI took second place as a team with 636 points. It was followed by Northern Iowa and Cleveland State, who finished in third and fourth place with 638 and 648 points, respectively. UIC rounded out the top five, finishing fifth with 649 points.
The Eastern men’s team competed at Jacksonville State, where they finished in eighth place in the nine-team tournament. Eastern shot a total of 933 points, with sophomore Marcus Dahlin leading the way with a total of 229 points. He would finish in 31st place for the Panthers.
Eastern finished ahead of Northern Kentucky, which had 960 points.
The top five golfers consisted of senior Tomasz Anderson and sophomore Jamie Mist of Jacksonville State, who led the Gamecocks to a first-place finish. Anderson tied for first place with a total of 210 points, along with Brandon Beckham, a senior from Western Kentucky.
Mist finished tied for fourth place, totaling 215 points for the tournament. He tied with junior Austin Kramer of Austin Peay. Armstrong State senior Cory Griffin took third place with 213 points.
Western Kentucky took second place as a team with 865 points. Armstrong State followed in third place with 877 points, while Florida Gulf Coast and Austin Peay rounded out the top five with 882 and 884 points, respectively.
The Eastern women’s team will return to the links on Sunday for a two-day tournament at Southern Illinois-Carbondale. The men’s team will be off for a week, before returning to play April 4-5.
Blake Nash can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]