Headed into the final round of competition at Missouri’s Turning Stone-Tiger Intercollegiate, which is held at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York, the Northern Kentucky men’s golf team was in the midst of a four-team battle to determine the middle order of finalists. Jacob Poore and Jackson Frame helped the Norse secure an 8th-place finish after the duo each finished in the top 20 on the individual leaderboard.
· The Norse closed with a final round 307 to finish the tournament in eighth-place, two strokes ahead of Villanova. NKU also bested Bucknell, Binghampton, Youngstown State, Detroit Mercy, Sacred Heart and Alabama State.
· Northern Kentucky finished within 10 strokes of reigning Horizon League champion Cleveland State (5th), VCU (t-6th) and Western Carolina (t-6th).
· This matches NKU’s best finish in the event, equaling the 2015-16 squad that also finished eighth (tied).
· Host Missouri ran away with the title, winning by 50 strokes over second-place finisher UNCW. All five countable scorers for the Tigers finished at par or better for the tournament.
· One birdie and a pair of bogeys dotted Poore’s scorecard, as the junior posted 15 pars to shoot a 1-over 73 in the final round. His 11-over final tally was good for a share of 16th.
· Poore was one of 15 players to play the par-3 holes at even-par or better.
· Frame finished one shot back of Poore thanks to a final round 76 (4-over). At 12-over for the tournament, Frame finished tied for 18th.
· Frame’s 4.13 scoring average on the par-4 holes was the eighth-best of the tournament. His 36 pars tied for the third-most in the tournament.
8. Northern Kentucky – 325-301-307-933
t16. Jacob Poore – 80-74-73-227
t18. Jackson Frame – 77-75-76-228
t56. Logan Gamm – 83-75-85-243
t59. Jacob Vrolijk – 85-78-81-244
t62. Ty Debonis – 91-77-77-245
81. Byron Speach – 90-79-93-262*
Northern Kentucky returns to the course Sept. 11-12 for the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston, West Virginia.
Assistant Athletic Director