Men's Golf Hosts Ashford Invitational
Men's Golf - Wed, Oct. 19, 2011
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EAST MOLINE, Ill. - The Ashford University men's golf team continued their fall schedule on Monday and Tuesday at the Ashford Invitational, finishing third overall.

The Saints battled declining temperatures and a tough course to finish the two-day, three-round event with a score of 928 (302-311-315).

Ashford was lead by junior Trent Specht, who finished in a tie for fifth overall after carding a score of 226 (72-79-75) for the tournament. Specht's 72 on the first day was also the top score among Saints players.

Not far behind Specht was junior Chein Hau Tan, who finished in 10th place after shooting a 230 (75-76-79). Sophomore Casey Anderson also finished in the top-15, firing a 234 (75-73-82) to finish in 13th place.

Junior Ross Milne finished in a tie for 21st after carding a 240 (76-85-79), while freshman Ryan Hilton rounded out the team's scoring with a 248 (82-83-83), good enough for 38th place.

Freshman Jonathan LaRue was the fourth Saint in the top-15, playing as an individual and bringing home a 229 (73-80-76). That score landed LaRue in a tie for eighth place.

The tournament was won by Holy Cross (Ind.), who recorded a team score of 901 (302-298-301) to beat second-place Mt. Mercy by 18 shots.

Holy Cross' Mike Fitzgerald took home medalist honors after finishing with an eight-over 224 (79-72-73), winning by one shot.

The Saints will conclude their fall schedule on Oct. 31-Nov. 1, when they travel to Edmond, Okla. for the Oklahoma Christian Invitational.