Sports Information Director
Oakland City, IND. -- The Holy Cross Saints men's golf team continued their strong fall season at the Country Oaks Invitational hosted by Oakland City University. A strong performance from all five golfers helped propel the Saints to their first team victory of the fall season. They finished with a team score of 294, their lowest round total of the season, and 14 strokes ahead of Oakland City who finished in second place.
"A great event for our guys," said head coach Tim Holt. "All five players did a great job and really gave us a great chance to win the tournament. I'm very proud of their effort and performance."
Each participant for the Saints did so well during the even that four of the five Saints golfers were named to the all-tournament team.
After the round of 18, three individuals were tied that a one-hole play-off was necessary to decide the tournament individual champion.
Senior captain Matthew Code (Belleville, Ontario, Canada), freshman Ted Rider (Vicksburg, Mich.) and Matt Stahlhuth from Fontbonne competed in the play-off, with Code picking up the victory and individual championship.
Code finished the tournament for the Saints with a round of 73 and his first individual championship of the fall season. Freshman Ted Rider continued his strong fall campaign with a 73 and second place finish after the play-off.
Rounding out the Saints on the all-tournament team, Chris Noble (Niles, Mich.) and senior captain Michael Fitzgerald (Flossmoor, Ill.) each produced tournament scores of 74 and a tie for fourth place individually.
Sophomore Cody Richardson (Howe, Ind.) rounded out the Saints championship round with a79.
"This was one of those events where the guys were really focused in from top to bottom," continued Holt. "They were determined to get a team win under their belt during the fall season and did a great job performing. We will use this as the standard to close out our fall season on a high note."
The Saints will continue their fall season with a 36-hole event at Egypt Valley Country Club in Ada, Mich. hosted by Taylor (Ind.) University. The event will begin on Monday, October 7.