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Men golf nabs seventh at Derek Dolenc, Women finish 15th at Johnie Imes

Garrett Cox measures out a put during an outing last year. Photo via
Garrett Cox measures out a put during an outing last year. Photo via

The Bradley men’s golf team shot a 295 the final day of play at the Derek Dolenc Invitational to finish in seventh place. They finished off the tournament with the lowest 54-hole score in program history at 862.

Senior Lyle Burns turned in the low round of the day with a one-under 70 Tuesday, and was one of three Bradley individuals to finish in the top 20.

Freshman Drake Bushong continued his strong play and has now shot 75 or better in each of his first six collegiate rounds. Bushong, who was Bradley’s top finisher for the second time in as many tournaments, tied for 10th to place in the top 10 for the second time this year.

Head Coach Jeff Roche was unable to attend the invitational due to a family emergency, but graduate assistant Danny Masrin was with the team.

“Drake was playing in just his second tournament as a freshman and has a scoring average of right under 72,” Masrin said. “The two seniors are playing well and contributing, as well as another freshman and a transfer student.”

Next week, the team will travel to play in Drake’s home tournament in Iowa and then travel to Austin Peay for their final fall tournament.

“The team is heading in the right direction and building towards our goal of winning a conference championship,” Masrin said.

On the women’s side, senior Danielle Lemek was one of three Braves to turn in a season-best round Tuesday, while the team carded its lowest round of the fall with a 298 to finish 15th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Lemek carded the lowest round of the year for Bradley with a two-under par 70 as she climbed into a tie for 15th in the individual standings with a season-best 54-hole score of 216. Lemek’s final round 70 set a Bradley record for sub-80 rounds with 90 and pushed her streak of consecutive rounds in the 70’s to 11.

Sophomore Ally Scaccia matched her season-best with a 72 to finish in a tie for 38th overall, and fellow sophomore Grace Henderson tied for 76th in the field at 234.

The Bradley women return to action Oct. 19-20 at the Cardinal Cup in Simpsonville, Kentucky.

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