CSU Men's Golf

The CSU Men’s Golf team has had a stretch of strong showing over the past month. Since the end of March, the Vikings have had two tournaments, finishing as runner up in one and champion of another.

After a strong start to the season which saw numerous 3rd to 5th place finishes, the Vikings have recently taken their game to another level. The Davidson Invitational and the Villanova Wildcat Invitational have both gone well for the Vikings.

After day one at the Davidson Invitational, the Vikings were in second place. They would come into day two looking to improve their positioning in order to bring home first place. Unfortunately, they would fall short, but would hold onto second place.

CSU’s Joey Krecic finished third individually after shooting 224 combined. Krecic finished eight over after the first 18, but would come back strong, finishing one under after the second 18 and one over after the third.

Following Krecic were Blake Prince, who shot a combined 227, landing him in eighth overall, and Paul Minko, who finished 12th overall with a 230.

The Vikings were on eight shots behind first place finisher Charlotte, who shot a 902 over the two-day event.

The Vikings would get nearly the whole month of March off, but would be back in action on March 28th and 29th at the Vilanova Wildcat Invitational.

An opening round 302 had the Vikings tied for eighth place after day one.

On the second day, the Vikings would turn it on and shoot a tournament best 291, which was enough to bring them the tournament title. The Vikings made up 13 shots during the second day to secure the win.

Blake Prince would lead the Vikings with a combined 146, just four over par. Prince finished tied for third as an individual.

This was CSU’s first tournament title since winning the Horizon League Championship last fall.

The Vikings have just a short break, as they were back in action on April fourth and fifth at the Wright State Invitational. The team’s April is very busy, and will conclude on the final weekend of the month at the Horizon League Championship.

Matthew Johns covers Cleveland State sports for Forever Rebuilding. He is also the owner of MGJTalks.blogspot.com and you can follow him on Twitter @MGJTalks