Golfers Finish 14th At St. Croix Collegiate Classic
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March 6, 2005

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands--Miami University's men's golf team finished in 14th place among the 17-team field at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic, hosted by Xavier University.

Junior Mike Calkin (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) was Miami's top finisher, tying for 30th place at five-over par 221. Calkin fired a 74 and 72 in the final two rounds, leading the RedHawks in both rounds.

Junior Matt Thomas (Blasdell, N.Y./Orchard Park) finished at 11-over par 227 to tie for 54th place, while sophomore Ben Smith (Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius) finished one stroke behind Thomas to tie for 56th place. Junior Rob Davidge (Oxford, Ohio/Culver Academy) finished in a tie for 69th place, with a 231 for the tournament, and sophomore Jeff Blank (Sylvania, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales) finished in 88th place.

Xavier captured the team title.

This was Miami's first tournament of the spring season. The RedHawks return to the links March 12-13 at the Birkdale Collegiate Classic in Charlotte, N.C.

      Fin.   School                   Scores
         1   Xavier University        284  286  298    868        +4
         2   Lamar University         285  288  299    872        +8
             Rhode Island, U. of      284  289  299    872        +8
         4   N. Car.- Greensboro      291  287  296    874       +10
         5   Ohio State Univ.         293  288  295    876       +12
             Texas-San Antonio        287  287  302    876       +12
             Charleston Southern      296  289  291    876       +12
         8   Charlotte                292  282  303    877       +13
         9   Marquette University     288  296  300    884       +20
        10   Memphis, U. of           292  294  300    886       +22
        11   Iowa State Univ.         293  297  301    891       +27
        12   Wisconsin, U. of         307  294  296    897       +33
        13   Marshall University      296  303  301    900       +36
        14   Miami (Ohio)             295  301  306    902       +38
        15   Ohio University          295  296  313    904       +40
        16   Eastern Michigan U.      303  305  305    913       +49
        17   Akron, U. of             305  307  304    916       +52

14 Miami (Ohio) 295 301 306 902 T 30 Mike Calkin 75 74 72 221 T 54 Matt Thomas 73 75 79 227 T 56 Ben Smith 73 75 80 228 T 69 Rob Davidge 74 77 80 231 88 Jeff Blank 80 84 75 239