Battling the elements and a strong field of competitors, the Foresters dug themselves a hole too deep to overcome with an uncharacteristic 324 on the first day of the Cedarville Invitational, but a 301 in the second round ensured a second place finish with a 625 for the tournament. The University of the Cumberlands won the event with a 610.
"We had two goals going into the second day and we were able to accomplish both," said Coach Green. "We knew that we had no way to catch Cumberlands because of their 18 stroke lead, so we wanted to move closer to them and remain in second place."
Justin Imel played two solid rounds with 76 both days to pace HU. Spencer Batt had a 156 (80, 76). Ryan Bonner shot a 158 (84, 74). Jordan Dawes turned in a 159 (84, 75) and Cory Powell finished with a 161 (85, 76).
"There were some very good college golf teams here at this tournament, so to finish second is great," stated Green. "The conditions on the course were very cold, windy, and rainy. I think it was a good mental challenge for our guys to compete in that kind of weather."
The host Yellow Jackets finished third behind the Cumberlands and the Foresters with a score of 632 followed by Indiana Tech (641), Cornerstone (649), Mt. Vernon Nazarene (652), Campbellsville (656), Oakland City (674), Cedarville B (683), Shawnee State and Northwestern Ohio (687) and Cincinnati Christian (723).