Bulldogs Tie For Fourth-Place Honors At GLIAC Men's Golf Championships

GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson presents Eric Lilleboe with his conference tourney medalist award.
GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson presents Eric Lilleboe with his conference tourney medalist award.

*2009 GLIAC Men's Golf Championships Final Results* PDF  

Senior Eric Lilleboe (Okemos/Lansing Catholic Central) achieved medalist honors at the 2009 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Men's Golf Championships as the nationally-ranked Ferris State Bulldogs wrapped up the three-day (Oct. 3-5) tourney with a fourth-place tying 908 team stroke total.

Ferris State recorded rounds of 302, 301, and 305 to finish with a 56-over-par 908 score on the par 71, 6,828-yard Greywalls Course at the Marquette (Mich.) Golf Club to gain a share of fourth-place honors with Saginaw Valley State (908, +56).  Grand Valley State (881, +29) cruised to the conference title by 20 strokes over second-place Findlay (901, +49) in the 10-team tournament.

Lilleboe, who was coming off a medalist performance at the Ferris State Matt Pinter Invitational last weekend (Sept. 26-27), carded a four-under par 209 score (70-70-69=209, -4) to finish seven strokes in front of individual runner-ups Michael Basinski and Matt Malloure both of Grand Valley State along with Wayne State's Eric Johnson.  The trio registered three-stroke over par 216 scores.  For Lilleboe, the first-place showing marked his third such performance this fall with his first occuring at the season-opening Saginaw Valley State Al Watrous Intercollegiate Invitational (Sept. 12-13).     

Joining Lilleboe among the top 20 finishers was junior Garrett Simons (Grand Ledge), who produced a 226 score (77-72-77=226, +13) to earn 11th place.

Junior Joe Brown (St. Ignace/LaSalle) and senior Craig Burrows (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Olmstead Falls) both gained a share of 31st-place honors by firing 238-stroke totals.  Brown (80-78-80=238, +25) and Burrows (76-83-79=238, +25) each concluded the tournament 25 strokes over par.   Senior Kurt Valley (Bay City/Western) placed in a three-way tie for 35th place as a result of producing a 240 score (79-81-80=240, +27). 

Ferris State will wrap up the fall portion of its 2009-10 schedule this weekend (Oct. 10-11) as the Bulldogs participate in the Wayne State Motor City Invitational at the Grosse Ile (Mich.) Golf Club course.