Men’s golf eyeing GLIAC championship

The men of the Ferris State golf team head to Ohio for the first round of the GLIAC Championships this Friday, April 16, in Nashport, Ohio.

The team wrapped up a few rounds of golf in Noblesville, Ind. for the end of the Midwest Region Invite #3 on Sunday, April 3. The beginning of the event saw an eleventh place team finish with a standout performance from sophomore Jack Weller who led Ferris with a 149 overall and a share of sixth place. The team score at the end of the weekend was 627. There were 25 teams total at the event.

The Midwest Regional Invite #4 took place on Sunday and Monday, April 10 and 11. The Bulldogs placed tenth out of 30 teams with a team score of 615 at the tournament, and now the Bulldogs have their attention focused on Friday. Freshman Brad Walling said that hopes are high for the weekend.

“Among the guys, we expect to go and play our game as well as we can,” Walling said. “Not worrying about what the other teams are doing but focusing on what we need to do to play well.”

The 2014-2015 golf season saw the Bulldogs leave the GLIAC Championships in eighth place with a total team score of 879. Tiffin led the GLIAC pack during the same tournament with a team score of 856, taking home the GLIAC Championship. The last time that Ferris State won the GLIAC Championship was in 2010.

Walling also talked about some of the things that head coach Michael Mignano expects from the athletes come tee off time.

“Coach Mignano has a goal for us, and it is to win a national championship,” Walling said. “Moving forward we need to play well at the GLIAC Championship. We need to be on top of our games to win and keep rolling from there. Coach has been telling us to be focused and mentally prepared to go out and play our best golf. I believe we have the opportunity and the right guys on the team to come home with a win.”

The men will tee off this Friday, April 15, to start three days of golf in hopes of taking home another GLIAC Championship title.