Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University men's golf team kicked off its spring season with a bang as the Bulldogs finished first in the Wisconsin-Parkside Spring Invitational held at Otter Creek this past weekend (March 24-25) in Kenosha, Wis.
The Bulldogs shot rounds of 285 and 281 to finish at 566 for the tournament and were three-stroke winners over runner-up Indianapolis, which carded a 569 after posting a 278 in the final round on the par 72 course measuring 6,897 yards.
Individually, Richard Weisenberger and Gary Bissell both led Ferris State by placing tied for fourth overall at 140. Weisenberger carded rounds of 69 and 71 while Bissell's scores were exactly the opposite with a first-round 71 and a 69 in round two.
Trent Davison tied for eighth place at 142 on rounds of 72 and 70 for Ferris State. He was followed by Garrett Simons, who tied for 13th place with scores of 73 and 71 (144) and Tyler Robinson rounded out the lineup in a tie for 57th at 153 (79, 74).
A total of 13 schools competed in the tournament.
Kyle Wittenbach competed individually and was tied for 24th (146) with scores of 72 and 74. Sam Stark tied for 50th as an individual at 152 (74, 78).
The individual winner was David Shearn of Bellarmine (Ky.) University with a 136, which came on the strength of a low score of 64 in the first round on Saturday followed by an even-par 72 on Sunday.
The Bulldogs return to action this weekend as they take part i hte NCAA-II Great Lakes Region Invitational II held at The Jewell in Georgetown, Ky. The tourney runs Saturday and Sunday (March 31 & April 1).