By Skip Snow
AVON, Ohio – The Pirates placed 15th in a
talented 18-team field at the St. Ignatius Invitational, held Tuesday at Red
Tail Golf Club.
“This was a notable field,” said Head Coach David Hendrickson of the 17 other teams gathered at the Avon track. “Considering the field and the course, I thought we battled.”
In rounds posted over a sunny morning and rainy afternoon, the Pirates carded a team score of 344. Mac Milenius (83) and Will Bennett (85) were Rocky River’s top scorers.
Bennett’s round included a near-eagle on the par-5 15th.
The junior hit a tremendous third shot, nearly jarring it from 160 yards out.
He cleaned up the remaining work for his lone birdie of the day.
Hoban won the event with a four-man score of 292. Cincinnati Moeller (299) and St. Ignatius (299) finished second and third, respectively. Moeller took runner-up honors going to a fifth-on-the-card tiebreaker. St. Ignatius’ Topher Reed earned medalist honors by firing a 3-under 69 on the 6,542-yard, par-72 layout.
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