CANTON — Michele Schambs won the Walsh Invitational with a two-round score of 153 and led the University of Findlay women’s golf team to a second place finish at the event, which concluded play on Monday at the Glenmoor Country Club in Canton.
The junior, competing in her first tournament since early March after recovering from an injury, earned her first career victory on the first playoff hole after firing rounds of 80 and 73 to finish in a three-way tie for the lead.
Schambs carded a par on the hole, while Walsh’s Jenny Tsangeos and Ferris State’s Ashley Swanson each bogeyed.
The Oilers, who shot a 642 (330, 312) at the event, also received a standout performance from Kasey Petty.
The sophomore finished in a tie for fifth place at the tournament after posting a 156 (82, 74).
Senior Brooke Albers tied for 18th with a 163 (85, 78) and Taylor Tweed (83, 88 “” 171) placed 35th.
Shelby Warner (88, 87 “” 175) and Emily Mock (105, 96 “” 201) also competed for UF at the event.
UF men are eighth
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The University of Findlay men’s golf team finished eighth out of 30 teams at an NCAA Regional event completed on Monday at the Purgatory Golf Course in Noblesville, Ind.
The Oilers carded a 303 in the opening round on Sunday and posted a 308 on Monday for a combined total of 611.
Senior Marcus Hunt led the team with a 149. He shot rounds of 74 and 75, respectively, to finish tied for eighth place overall.
Dustin Lieber (73-78) tied for 18th overall with a 151 total. Jake North (80-77–157), Matthew Fisher (76- 83–159) and Jack Kastor (85-78–163) rounded out UF’s lineup.
The Oilers will now compete in the GLIAC Spring Tournament, which will be held on Sunday and Monday at the Winding Hollow Country Club in New Albany, Ohio.
ONU athletes honored
ADA — Ohio Northern University’s Zach Maier was named Ohio Athletic Conference baseball pitcher of the week after tossing a complete game on Saturday in a 4-1 victory against Muskingum.
The sophomore struck out two and allowed one unearned run in the win. Maier is 3-2 on the season and is ranked fifth in the OAC with a 2.27 ERA.
Separately, ONU’s Josh Saunders was tabbed OAC men’s tennis player of the week after posting five total victories last week, including a 7-6 (3), 1-6, 6-3 win over unbeaten Will Willson of Otterbein at No. 1 singles.
At the OAC Tennis Fest over the weekend, Saunders did not lose a game in winning two matches at No. 1 singles. He also teamed with John Mostowy to go 2-0 at No. 1 doubles.
On the season, Saunders is 14-6 in doubles action and has an overall record of 24-14.
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