Golf team plays in UCF Rio Invitational

Written by: D.J. Johnson

The University of Akron men’s golf team finished in seventh place at the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational Tuesday afternoon.

Collectively, Akron finished the invitational with a score of 878 (+14) after recording a five-over 293 on Tuesday.  Wichita State finished in the top spot carding at 844 (-20).

The Zips finished in the middle of the pack in the 15-team field, as junior Cameron Simmons led UA with a one-over 217 for the three-round event. Simmons’ 20th place finish was followed by a top-25 finish from Ryan Mason, who shot a two-over 218.

Charlie Bull narrowly missed the top 25, as his 219 (+3) tied for 26th place. Bull shot an even-par round of 72 on Tuesday.

Tim Lew (225, +9) and Harry Whittle (238, +22) rounded out the three days for the Zips.

Two in-state programs finished behind UA, as Miami’s 884 was good for ninth place and Cleveland State’s 898 put the Vikings in the 13th slot.

Akron finished day one at Rio Pinar Country Club in a tie for fourth, and day two concluded in a tie for fifth.

The Zips will not play again until April 10 when they take the trip to Memphis, Tenn., for the Memphis Intercollegiate.