FSU men’s golf qualifies for Division II championships

By Ferris State Athletics

BIG RAPIDS — Following a record-breaking final round in regional action, the Ferris State University men’s golf team will compete in the 2017 NCAA Division II Championships slated for next week, May 22-26, at Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Fla.

The Bulldogs will be making their 15th all-time national championships appearance and first berth since 2010 after earning runner-up honors at the 2017 NCAA Midwest/Central Super Regional last week in Axtell, Neb.

Ferris State will be one of 20 teams from across the country competing in the national championships and the lone qualifier from the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). The finals will be hosted by the Sunshine State Conference and the Central Florida Sports Commission.

In the final round at super regionals, the Bulldogs racked up 25 birdies or eagles in a historic round of competition. FSU’s 270 figure was the best of any of the 20 competing teams over any of the three rounds of competition and also broke the course record.

All five Ferris State golfers shot under par over the final 18 holes of action with senior Ben Cook firing a school-record eight-under 64 total to finish tied for seventh in the field. Cook’s highlights also included an ace on the par three, fifth hole in the last round.

FSU’s 270 final round broke the previous school record score of 274 set by the Bulldogs in their own Ferris State Invitational at Katke Golf Course in 2001. Ferris State’s 836 team total (-28) for the 54 holes also shattered the previous school-best 870 figure for 54 holes recorded in 2005 at the BYU Cougar Classic in Provo, Utah.

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