Franklin tourney begins spring schedule

Franklin tourney begins spring schedule

A southern trek to Franklin College's Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday, March 10 and 11, is on the docket for Manchester University.

Tourney details: Tee times begin at 10 a.m. both days at The Donald Ross Golf Course in French Lick, Ind.

Spartan Shorts: Coach Tara Boone's crew is coming off a fall slate in which they registered three top 10 finishes with a high-water mark of sixth place at Mt. St. Joseph University's Stateline Shootout last October. Junior Connor Labedz (Aurora, Ill.), one of two Spartans' returners going into 2017-18, was the low individual over the four-meet fall section stroke-wise with an average of 85.71 per round. He garnered a pair of top 35 efforts at Earlham College's event and MSJ. A freshman trio consisting of Connor Heeg (Fowlerville, Mich.); Dillon McFaddin (Bedford, Ind.); and Cody Loucks (Goshen, Ind.) were close behind at 88.14 (McFaddin), 88.29 (Heeg) and 88.71 (Loucks) … Manchester University's spring schedule offers the Mt. St. Joseph spring meet March 24 and 25; a home invitational April 14; the Defiance College Invitational April 21 and 22 and the four-round 2018 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6 along with the French Lick trip.