Records fall for men's golf at MSJ Stateline Shootout

Austin Zapp

OXFORD, Ohio – A bevy of personal and program records fell this past weekend, as the Hanover men's golf team placed second at the Mount St. Joseph Stateline Shootout.

As a team, the Panthers opened the tournament with a score of 291, which set a new school record. Followed up with a 301 on Sunday, Hanover's 36-hole tournament total of 592, also set a new program best.

Junior Austin Zapp (Union, Ky.) led for nearly the entire tournament before falling into a tie for second overall. Zapp tied his single round school record with a 68 on Saturday, which featured five of his seven weekend birdies. The junior, who averaged a 33.5 on the front nine over two rounds, added a 74 Sunday for a tournament score of 142. Zapp led the Panthers in scoring average for all three categories, including par three, where he tied for the tournament-best mark at 3.00.

Adding another top 10 finish for HC was sophomore Charlie Bullerdick (New Market, Ind.). Bullerdick fired off his career-best round on Saturday as well, 70, before finishing with a career-low tournament total of 147. The junior paced the Panthers in par four scoring, even (4.00), and total pars, 24, while also recording five total birdies.

Improving off his collegiate debut last weekend was freshman Brandon Bishop (Loveland, Ohio). Bishop posted a 36-hole total of 152 (77-75), which was five strokes better than his opening event in late September. The freshman tied a personal best round with a 75 on Sunday, which featured 13 pars and two birdies.

Rounding out the Panther lineup were juniors John Summerlin (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Addy Allyn (Culver, Ind.), as the two placed 28th and 29th, respectively, in the field of 59 golfers. Summerlin shot a 159, highlighted by a 76 on Day One, while Allyn's Sunday-75 engineered his tournament total of 160. Summerlin finished with five birdies as well, including four on Saturday. Allyn found most of his success on par three's, where he finished three-over (3.38).

The host, MSJ, rallied to tie Hanover for second in the final team standings with a score of 592 (297-295). Thomas More (Ky.) though, picked up the team and individual championships at Indian Ridge Golf Club. The Saints finished with a team score of 580 (291-289), while Kyle Alexander took medalist honors with a 141 (74-67).

Up next, Hanover will conclude its fall schedule with a trip to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the Guilford (N.C.) O'Briant-Jensen Memorial. Competition is slated for Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 23.

Contact: Tyler Jester