Final Round Men’s Results
Final Round Women’s Results
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla.—Cleveland State men and Detroit women were the last team’s standing at the 2014 Horizon League Golf Championship held at Mission Inn Golf Resort.
Oakland started the round with an eight-shot lead over last year's champion, Detroit, and had the lead heading to the back-nine before Detroit came storming back. The Titans were led by Lindsey Lammers, who earned her second career medalist honors. Lammers shot 76-77-75-228 for the two-shot win. Her first victory came in 2012 (79-78-81-238).
Joining Lammers on the All-Tournament team was Aislynn Merling of Youngstown State, who finished runner-up at 230 (74-82-74).
Christina Thorne (Detroit), Danielle Crilley (Oakland), Donna Fiscelli (Oakland), Allyson Hackman (Cleveland State) and Michelle Kleckner (Valparaiso) were also a part of the seven member team.
In their debut, Oakland finished in second-place (950). Youngstown State finished third (955), Valparaiso was fourth (957), Cleveland State was fifth (960), UIC sixth (985) and Green Bay finished seventh (989).
It's the Titans third championship in school history.
On the men’s side, Cleveland State registered its first championship since 2011, and its sixth championship in school history.
Three-time Horizon League Player of the Year Andrew Bailey paced the Vikings with a three-day total 218 (72-70-76) to nab medalist honors. Bailey capped his tremendous career with a Horizon League individual championship. He tied for the medalist honors in 2011 (71-77-76-224). Michael Balcar joined Bailey in the top-five, placing in a tie for fifth with a 54-hole total 224 (71-73-80).
The Vikings held a slim, six-shot lead over the Titans entering the final round. After going back and forth much of the back-nine, Detroit cut into the Vikings lead after Wil Wittmann turned in a 74.
However, Brendan Byrne of Cleveland State birdied the 18th hole to post a 73, and Bailey’s 76 was good for a three-shot victory.
Brendan Leonard of Detroit shot a two-under par 70, the best final round score, to finish in second-place, two shots off the pace.
The Titans finished as runner-up with a 54-hole total 895. Youngstown State finished third (911), Valparaiso finished fourth (915), Wright State placed fifth (940), Green Bay sixth (945) and Oakland rounded out the field seventh (969).
Detroit shot a final round 296, which ranked as the best team score in the final round.
Joining Bailey and Leonard on the All-Tournament team were Spencer Lendzion (Detroit), Evan Bowser (Oakland), Michael Balcar (Cleveland State), Bryan Yeo (Youngstown State), Brendan Byrne (Cleveland State), and Brandon Pluchinsky (Youngstown State).
The Viking men and the Titan women will represent the Horizon League in the 2014 NCAA Division I Golf Championships. The 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live on Golf Channel Monday, April 28, during Golf Central, with dedicated segments airing that evening from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., ET. The 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships selections will be announced live on Monday, May 5 from 10:00 to 11 a.m. ET during Morning Drive.
2014 Horizon League Golf Championships
1. Cleveland State 303-293-299-892
2. Detroit 303-296-296-895
3. Youngstown State 305-300-306-911
4. Valparaiso 309-300-306-915
5. Wright State 313-318-309-940
6. Green Bay 311-317-317-945
7. Oakland 328-316-325-969
1. Andrew Bailey Cleveland State 72-70-76-218
2. Brendan Leonard, Detroit 76-74-70-220
3. Spencer Lendzion, Detroit 71-74-76-221
4. Evan Bowser, Oakland 75-75-73-223
T5. Michael Balcar, Cleveland State 71-73-80-224
T5. Bryan Yeo, Youngstown State 78-72-74-224
T7. Brendan Byrne, Cleveland State 79-73-73-225
T7. Brandon Pluchinsky, Youngstown State 74-74-77-225
1. Detroit 317-315-311-943
2. Oakland 310-314-326-950
3. Youngstown State 312-329-314-955
4. Valparaiso 318-320-319-957
5. Cleveland State 324-319-317-960
6. UIC 326-330-329-985
7. Green Bay 328-332-329-989
1. Lindsey Lammers, Detroit 76-77-75-228
2. Aislynn Merling, Youngstown State 74-82-74-230
T3. Christina Thorne, Detroit 79-76-78-233
T4 Danielle Crilley, Oakland 79-78-77-234
T4. Donna Fiscelli, Oakland 78-77-79-234
T4. Allyson Hackman, Cleveland State 78-78-78-234
T4. Michelle Kleckner, Valparaiso 79-76-79-234