OVERVIEW – ODU KICKOFF CLASSIC
LOCATION: Blacklick, Ohio – Jefferson Country Club (Par 72 – 6922 yards)
RECAP: Northwood opened their 2016-17 season by placing fifth out of 12 teams at the ODU Kickoff Classic, hosted by Ohio Dominican University.
INSIDE THE EVENT
- Playing 36-holes in one day on a warm, muggy day in Columbus, Northwood shot team scores of 306 and 303 to finish with a team total of 609 (+15)
- Indianapolis was the overall winner at 583 (295-288)
- Just four strokes separated the next four teams (Wayne State – 605, Findlay, 605, Otterbien – 608, Northwood – 609)
TOP NU PERFORMERS
- Matt Garland (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview): 73-74=147. Tied for fourth overall
- Kory Roberts (Battle Creek, Mich. / Lakeview): 81-73=154. Tied for 22nd overall
- A total of 98 players competed in the event.
Playing in the Northwood lineup for the first time in his career, Cameron Lippoldt (Midland, Mich.) had a hole-in-one on the 184-yard par-3 17th in the opening round. Lippoldt finished the tournament with a total of 155 (78-77), which was good for a tie for 27th.
- Northwood will travel to the GLIAC North Tournament September 17-18 in South Haven, Michigan.