Freshmen lead way in spring opener

Freshmen lead way in spring opener

FRENCH LICK, IND. – Cody Loucks and Dillon McFaddin found themselves at the front of the class for Manchester University at the conclusion of Franklin College's Spring Invitational at The Donald Ross Course Sunday, March 11.

Loucks, a native of Goshen, Ind., rebounded from a first round 88 Saturday, March 10, to shave six strokes off during his final 18 in route to a 170 total. The 36-hole score left him 19th and only five shots out of the top 15 individually in the 30-golfer field. McFaddin, out of Bedford, Ind., went 85-87 for a 172 to tie for 21st.

MU's 703 team finish left them fifth. Junior Connor Labedz (Aurora, Ill.) (87-88 – 175); freshman Conner Heeg (Fowlerville, Mich.) (92-94 – 186); and sophomore Zach Edwards (Plainfield, Ind.) (107-97 – 204) rounded out the individual efforts for Coach Tara Boone's team.

The Black and Gold return to action Saturday and Sunday, March 24 and 25, at Mt. St. Joseph's spring meet.