By Julian Howell
After a riveting first place finish at the Myrtle Beach Shootout during spring break, the Denison Big Red men’s golf team placed second at Strimer Memorial Invitational.
Leading up to the invitational, Jimmy Slovitt ‘15 had been named North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Golfer of the Week following his impressive performance in Myrtle Beach, where he scored a 76 and tied for first place.
“The win at Myrtle Beach definitely didn’t hurt the team’s confidence coming into the season. One of our senior captains, Jim Slovitt, won the individual title in a playoff, which was exciting. We were all happy to see him get the victory,” Guille Henegar ’15 said.
Ohio Wesleyan University hosted the two-day Strimer Memorial Invitational at the OakHaven Golf Club in Delaware, Ohio. Besides the host and Denison, the tournament included Kenyon, Wooster, Adrian, Hiram, Anderson, and Berea.
Denison finished the first day of the tournament in second place trailing Kenyon by seven points with the 307 points that the Big Red compiled. The leaders of day one were Jimmy Slovitt, Dylan Francis ’15, and Jonathan Taylor ’17 with 72 points, 74 points and 80 points respectively.
Denison had a great second day but it was not enough to catch Kenyon who won the tournament and accumulated 603 points followed by Denison with 617.
The Big Red’s top performers on the second day included Jonathan Taylor who scored 75 points, Guille Henagar had 77 points, Jimmy Slovitt and Dylan Francis who each compiled 78 points, and Dylan Lee ‘15 had 79 points.
The squad’s focus is now turned towards the Ted Barclay Spring Invitational which will be hosted in Granville next weekend.