Spartans take southern journey this weekend

Spartans take southern journey this weekend

Trine University and Hanover College are the destinations for Manchester University this weekend.

Meet specifics: The women compete in TU's Spring Invitational at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind., Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11. Tee times are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. each … The men's squad is among the field for the Hanover College Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12. Tee times open at 11 a.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Spartan Shorts: Men – Through six fall/spring events, the Black and Gold hold a round average of just under 337 (336.67) and have turned in three tourneys of 650 or less. They're coming off a 656 at the University of St. Francis of Fort Wayne, Ind., Spring Invitational which was the second-lowest team total of the season … The trio of seniors Quinton Flora (Huntington, Ind.) and Michael Rutledge (Granger, Ind.) and freshman Spencer Jackson (Greenwood, Ind.) hold down the top three spots in regards to individual stroke average. Flora's 80.67 per round stands first followed by Jackson (84.67) and Rutledge (85.63). Flora and Jackson have each been within the top 20, while Rutledge has a top 25 to his credit … Flora is a returning top 15 finisher at Hanover, placing 12th a year ago.

Women – This weekend's meet opens a brief three-tournament spring campaign … The fall slate saw the underclasswoman group of freshmen Kaitlin Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.), Jennifer Oldaker (Kokomo, Ind.) and Madison Yenser (Fort Wayne, Ind.) guide the squad. Powers registered a 97.54 stroke average, while Oldaker (100.55) and Yenser (103.82) were close behind. The group also each turned in top 30s down the stretch with Powers tying for 17th in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference meet while Yenser ended 25th and Oldaker placed 27th … Following the Trine trip, the Black and Gold host their home invitational Saturday, April 18, and then make a quick visit to Mt. St. Joseph University Sunday, April 19.

2015 MU Spring Invitationals: The Spartans host their annual spring tourneys Saturday, April 18. Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash is the venue.