DAYTON, Ohio – Marshall University men’s golf senior Tyler Jones captured the individual title at the Dayton Flyer Invitational as the team took fourth on Tuesday.
“What a great way to end the fall,” Herd men’s golf head coach Matt Grobe said after the event. “I am so proud of these guys! They battled the elements and one of the best fields we have played since I have been here. This team has a ton of grit, and they are so fun to coach. Tyler Jones finished an incredible fall with another win. He played great this week. Kyle Mitchell played some really good golf and had one of his best finishes of the year. Joseph Kalaskey played consistent and gave us three good scores this week. Ryan Bilby and Christian Boyd bounced back after tough second rounds and shot some great scores for the team. It was so good to see Andrew Wyss competing this week and playing very consistent golf. This is a great tournament to get us ready for the off season and I can’t wait for the spring. This is a special team!”
Jones won the individual championship with an even-par score across the three rounds against a field that had four ranked golfers, including two in the top 10, with two ranked teams, including No. 2 Illinois. The senior had eight birdies across the three rounds and two eagles, tied for the tournament lead. His three-under par 68 during the second round was tied for the lowest round across the event.
Bilby recorded 37 pars across the 54-hole event, tied for second most.
Boyd and Mitchell each recorded six birdies with Kalasky and Wyss collecting three.
FROM THE LEADERBOARD, 13 teams, 83 golfers
4 – Marshall – 304+297+293=894
1st – Tyler Jones – 74+68+71=213
T22nd – Kyle Mitchell – 79+74+73=226
T29th – Joseph Kalaskey – 77+75+76=228
T39th – Ryan Bilby – 76+80+74=230
T48th – Andrew Wyss (i) – 78+77+77=232
T65th – Christian Boyd – 77+85+75=237
For all of the latest information on the Marshall men’s golf team, follow the Herd on Twitter @HerdMGolf, Facebook at Marshall University Athletics and on www.herdzone.com.To follow all Thundering Herd sports and get live stats, schedules, and free live audio, download the Marshall Athletics App for iOS or Android!