Two IUP golfers shot the two best individual rounds of the tournament on Sunday as IUP won its fourth consecutive PSAC men’s golf championship.
IUP’s Sean Sweithelm shot a second round of three-under 69, the only round under 70 of the tournament, to capture the individual title by one stroke over Griffith Basehore of West Chester. For the tournament, Sweithelm shot a one-over 145. Only four strokes separated first through fourth places as IUP’s Zack Kempa, who was the first-round leader along with Basehore, finished in third place at three-over 147. Gannon’s Drew Deimel and Clarion’s Zach Schloemer, who shot the second-best round of the tournament with a second round one-under 71, finished tied for fourth. Mercyhurst’s Garrett Kimple finished at six-over 150 in sixth place, while IUP’s Brad Boyle, Derek Baker and California’s Paul Babashanian finished in a three-way tie for seventh at seven-over 151.
Millersville’s Shane Henry and Clarion’s Ross Pringle tied for 10th place at eight-over 152. IUP’s Boyle shot the only other sub-par round of the tournament, carding a second round of two-under 70 but his first round 81 left him too far off the pace to challenge for the individual medal.
As a team, the Crimson Hawks carded a second round of one-over 289 to finish with a two-round score of 16-over 592, the only team to break 600. They won by 20 strokes over second-place West Chester, which finished at 36-over 612. Clarion finished just one shot back of West Chester in third place. Millersville shot a second round score of eight-over 296, the second-best team score of the tournament, to finish in fourth place, 11 shots behind Clarion. Mercyhurst, California and Gannon rounded out the team standings.