Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team stormed back in the final round to capture runner-up honors in the NCAA Fall Midwest Regional Tournament, which wrapped up play on Monday (Sept. 26) at Hawkshead Golf Course in South Haven, Mich.
The Bulldogs entered Monday's second and final round tied for 11th place after a first round score of 306 on Sunday (Sept. 25), but came back to shoot a tourney-low round of 287 and finished only four strokes shy of champion Indianapolis. Ferris posted a 593 team score over the two days while the Greyhounds shot rounds of 290 and 299 to finish at 589 overall.
Grand Valley State and Northern Kentucky both tied for third place at 599 while Northwood took fifth place (600) among the 27 competing schools in the event on the par 72 course measuring 7,003 yards.
Ferris State was led by sophomore Trent Davison, who finished tied for second overall in the field with a 144 total. He shot even par (72) in both rounds.
Senior Garrett Simons battled back to shoot a team-low round of 70 over Monday's 18 holes to tie for 14th place with a 147 afer posting a 77 in the first round.
The individual medalist was Shawn Vanderwal of Drury (Mo.), who shot scores of 71 and 70 to record a 141 overall. The field included 135 golfers.
The Bulldogs will play host to the 2011 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Championships on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 2-3, at Eagle Eye Golf Course in Bath, Mich.