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Creighton Edges Drake In Men's Golf Dual Match

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: September 26, 2012
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OMAHA, Neb. - The Drake men's golf team garnered six scores in the 70's, but its efforts fell three strokes short of defeating Creighton, as the Bluejays edged the Bulldogs in dual-match play at the Omaha Country Club on Wednesday (Sept. 26).

"Today was a great test and challenge for the guys to play a good team on a phenomenal course like this, " Drake head coach Matt Lewis commented.  "We were solid today, just one or two putts or strokes away.  This should be a nice tune-up going into Kansas State next week, as it will be another challenging course.  This was better than any practice we could do and I think we'll reap the benefits from this on the preparation side."

The Bluejays fired a 298 total in the event, while the Bulldogs posted a 301 score.  Six golfers competed for each side with the top-four scores for both squads counting towards determine the team champion.

Redshirt sophomore Devin Leland (Huxley, Iowa) fired a match-low 73 to share top honors with Ben Lowman of Creighton.

Junior Connor Steele (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) carded the Bulldogs' second-best showing with a score of 75.

Sophomore Blake Huser (Altoona, Iowa) turned in a 76, while senior Jared Gustafson (Omaha, Neb.), freshman Will McDonald (Tulsa, Okla.) and junior Matt Ohl (Milford, Iowa) rounded out Drake's contingent with scores of 77, 77 and 78, respectively.

The Bulldogs return to action at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate in Manhattan, Kan., next Monday (Oct. 1) and Tuesday (Oct. 2).

DRAKE RESULTS: Devin Leland (73), Connor Steele (75), Blake Huser (76), Jared Gustafson (77), Will McDonald (77) and Matt Ohl (78).

DRAKE-CREIGHTON DUAL MATCH

SEPT. 26, 2012 • 18 HOLES

OMAHA COUNTRY CLUB (OMAHA, NEB.)

1) Creighton 298 (73-74-75-76=298)

2) Drake 301 (73-75-76-77=301)

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