Ackerhans Guides DePaul to Seventh Place Finish at Red Wolf Intercollegiate
April 8, 2014
JONESBORO, Ark. – Paced by DePaul senior Moritz Ackerhans, the golf team took seventh place at the Red Wolf Intercollegiate on Tuesday at the RidgePointe Country Club. The Blue Demons, who began the day in fifth place after two rounds, dropped two spots in the standings after shooting a 300 in today’s final round.
Ackerhans started the day in a five-way tie for second place, but fell after a three-over round of 74. Despite two double-bogeys on Tuesday, Ackerhans put together his best tournament of the season, finishing in a tie for sixth with a tournament score of 217.
Ackerhans’ 217 total for three rounds is the senior’s best score since he shot did it at the Red Wolf Intercollegiate during his sophomore season, just two years ago.
Junior Jan Juelicher closed out his final tour of the course with a four-over of 75. His 12 pars and two birdies capped off his day and positioned him in a tie for 31st.
First-year golfer Jonathan Hewett shot his best round of the Intercollegiate on Tuesday, coming into the clubhouse with a one-over 72. His final round was a team-best for the day and propelled Hewett into a tie for 43rd.
Sophomore Adrian Halimi tied Hewett for 43rd after he carded an eight-over 79. Halimi ended his three-round circuit with a total score of 229.
Rounding out the DePaul lineup was freshman James Lelliott, who finished in a tie for 76th after shooting a final round of 79.
The Blue Demons fell two spots in the team standings from yesterday’s second round and finished in seventh with a final round score of 300. DePaul was just four shots back of Tennessee-Martin (895) and held off Nichols State (905) by six strokes.
Tournament hosts Arkansas State pulled away from the field and shot a tournament-low final round of 282. The Red Wolves finished 12 strokes better than Belmont (874), who claimed second.
South Dakota State’s Hudson Carpenter won the Intercollegiate after shooting a three-under 68 in the final round. He separated himself from Belmont’s Ben Simpson, who carded an even-par 71 and finished second.
DePaul has a quick turnaround and has only four days before it travels to Iowa City, Iowa. The Blue Demons to take part in the Hawkeye-Great River Entertainment Invitational at the Finkbine Golf Course, April 12-13.