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Kenyon ties for fifth place at Wabash Invite

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the third and final round in the books Tuesday, the Kenyon College golf team settled into a fifth-place tie among the 11 groups that participated in the Wabash College Invitational, which took place at Broadmoor Country Club.

The Owls fared well Monday, during the Invitational’s first and second rounds. A team score of 302 in the first round, followed by a 304 in the second round, put Kenyon in second place behind No. 10-ranked Wittenberg University, which fired an impressive round of 276 in the second round to separate itself from the field.

Tuesday, the Owls did not fare as well. They posted a 317 team score, giving them a final tournament total of 923, which tied them for fifth place alongside Millikin University.
Wittenberg wound up with a final stroke count of 869 and walked away with the Invitational title. No. 23-ranked Denison was a distant second with a total of 916. Rhodes College was third (920) and DePauw University was fourth (921).

Sophomore Armand Ouellette and junior Garrett Thesing led the way for Kenyon. Ouellette, who carded a hole-in-one in Monday’s first round, put up scores of 73, 73 and 81 to finish 11-over and in an individual tie for 10th place. His ace occurred on the par-3, 163-yard 15th hole. Thesing put up scores of 76, 73 and 80. His final of 229 was two strokes off Ouellette and put him in a tie for 15th place on the par-72, 6,904-yard course. 

First-year Will Hulsey was next, coming in with a 236 that placed him in a tie for 34th place. He carded rounds of 80, 77, and 79. Junior Griffin Ward was one shot off that pace, totaling 237 strokes and tying for 39th place in the field of 69 golfers.

Rounding out the Kenyon scores was senior Logan Spiess, who tied for 45th place with a 240.

The Owls have just one more event left on their fall schedule, as they’ll head to Miramar Beach, Florida to compete in the Golfweek Invitational, a three-round tournament that gets started Sunday.

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