Mount Union captures OAC title
Miller shoots OAC-record score to lead Purple Raiders to win
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Scott Miller shot an OAC-record five-under-par to win Medalist honors and lead the Purple Raiders to a first place finish at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships Sunday at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio.
After an opening round four-under 67 and an even par 71 on Saturday, Miller carded a one-under 70 on Sunday for a 208 which was 11 shots clear of second place Ricky Jaskolski (71-71-77=219).
The Purple Raiders entered the final round with a 12 shot lead and fired the best round of the day on a Sunday -- 304 -- to win the team title by 13 shots over second place Otterbein (303-295-305=903). John Carroll (299-302-304=905) was in third place while Ohio Northern (301-306-306=913) and Baldwin-Wallace (299-301-316=916) rounded out the top five.
Mount Union wins the fourth title in school history and first since 2008. The Raiders other titles are in 1953, 2007 and 2008.
Miller is the fourth Purple Raider to win Medalist honors and first since Todd Stodnick in 1991.
Along with Miller's performance, two other Mount Union golfers joined him as All-OAC selections with top-10 finishes.
Sophomore Jon Lieser and senior Steve Guerrieri each shot 225 to finish tied for eighth.
With the OAC title, Mount Union claims an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship on May 10-13 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. The Raiders went to the NCAA Championships in 2007 and 2008 as a team while Lucas Murray qualified as an individual in 2009.