Golf Takes Fifth Place at Ron Smith/USF Invitational
DADE CITY, Fla. Senior Will Cumberland carded a two-under-par final round as the DePaul men’s golf team closed out the Ron Smith/USF Invitational on Sunday. The Blue Demons earned a fifth-place finish following three rounds at the Lake Jovita Country Club.
Cumberland concluded a strong three-day performance with a final round of 70, bringing his 54-hole total to an even-par 216. His three-round score matched a career-best while giving him a tie for 12th place in the individual standings. In addition, Sunday’s round saw Cumberland birdie five holes.
Four birdies helped junior Cory Blenkush meet par on Sunday with a final round of 72. He closed the tournament locked in a tie for 20th overall with a three-round score of 219. Senior Matthew McMahon carded a round of 73 on Sunday and finished in a tie for 32nd with a 54-hole total of 222. Senior Nick Martin tied for 38th with a three-round score of 223, while freshman Greg Doherty earned a share of 48th place with a 54-hole score of 224.
The Blue Demons finished the tournament 13 shots over par with a combined score of 877. Middle Tennessee State topped the field of 18 teams with a six-under-par score of 858. BIG EAST Conference rival Marquette shared second place with Florida Southern as each team posted a total of 872.
Mike Van Sickle of Marquette won the individual title with an eight-under-par score of 208.
DePaul returns to competition, March 31-April 1 at the Larry Nelson Invitational in Braselton, Georgia. The three-round tournament is hosted by Kennesaw State at the Chateau Elan Resort.