|Junior Ric Reynolds fired a career-best 1-over-par 73 during Monday's round.|
Behind a 21-stroke bounce back on Monday, The College of Wooster men's golf team climbed from seventh-place to a tie for fourth-place at the North Coast Athletic Conference Fall Preview, contested at the par-72, 6,910-yard Westbrook Country Club in Mansfield, Ohio that will serve as the host site for the 2018 NCAC Championships.
Unfavorable weather conditions ballooned the Scots' score to a 326 on Sunday, but Wooster recovered nicely with a 305 on Monday with junior Ric Reynolds leading the way behind a career-best 1-over-par 73. In fact, Reynolds was responsible for nearly half of the 21-stroke improvement by the Scots as his 73 was 10 strokes lower than Sunday's 83. Reynolds finished at 156 and in a tie for 17th-place.
First-year Colin O'Hern continued to lead the way, and the Dennison, Minn. native was just outside the top 10. O'Hern's 153 was good for a tie for 11th-place, and the lefty was the Scots' most consistent golfer on the weekend with an opening 76 that was followed up by a 77.
Sophomore Evan Ferrara and first-year David Roney were both instrumental in Monday's charge up the leaderboard. The duo both placed in a tie for 26th at 161. Ferrara's 78 on Monday marked a five-shot improvement, while Roney's card showed a 77 after an opening-round 84.
Junior Raghu Bir Choudhary rounded out the lineup. Choudhary tied for 41st-place at 170 after rounds of 87 and 83.
Senior Brenden Tully competed as an individual and tied for 32nd-place. Tully opened with an 81 and followed up with an 82 on Monday.
Wittenberg University led the eight-team field with a 596, and was followed by Kenyon College's 609 and Ohio Wesleyan University's 620. Allegheny College finished tied for fourth with the Scots. Individually, Ohio Wesleyan's Jack Funderburg earned medalist honors at even-par.
The tournament wrapped up the fall season for the Scots, who tune up for the spring slate down south during the College's two-week spring break.