NORMAL, Ill. (Blugolds.com) – The UW-Eau Claire men's golf team finished tied for eighth place out of 26 teams, opening the spring season at the Illinois Wesleyan Spring Invitational at Normal's Ironwood Golf Course after two days of competition.
The Blugolds finished with a two-day total of 630, tying with Nebraska Wesleyan University for eighth place. Illinois Wesleyan and Wheaton College (Ill.) both finished with 611 strokes to lead the field, but IWU won the tournament with a tiebreaker.
Sean Murphy (So.-Middleton, Wis.) led the Blugolds as he tied for 19th place with 155 strokes.
Illinois Wesleyan's Austin Craig led the 132-golfer field as he won with 149 strokes.
The Blugolds will be back in action Monday, April 15 at the UW-Stout Invitational at the Chippewa Valley Golf Club in Menomonie.