DEFIANCE, OHIO – Junior Connor Labedz (Aurora, Ill.) compiled rounds of 78 and 84 on Eagle Rock Golf Club for a 162 to lead Manchester University at the Defiance College Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22.
Labedz' two-day effort left him tied for 75th in the 101-golfer field. The freshman pair of Dillon McFaddin (Bedford, Ind.) and Cody Loucks (Goshen, Ind.) were next in line for Coach Tara Boone's team, winding up at 167 and 176, respectively, to add their names to the first 100 on the leaderboard.
The Spartans turned in a 687 team score. Mt. St. Joseph University held off Tiffin University's B team by nine shots (584-592) for the championship.
Manchester University and rest of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference begin the four-round 2018 league tournament Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29, at The Fort Golf Club and Resort in Indianapolis, Ind.