LEXINGTON, Ky. – The UIndy men’s golf team secured a convincing win at the Findlay Spring Invitational this week, earning the team title by 11 strokes. Individual-medalist Spencer Klimek led the way at the region-heavy event, held at the University Club of Kentucky Monday and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a separate trio of Greyhounds competed as individuals at the local Butler Spring Invitational, led by Cam Carroll’s eighth-place finish.
The Greyhounds won their fourth team title in six tournaments this academic year, while Klimek (70-70-69) became the fourth different Hound to earn medalist honors this season. The Columbia City, Ind., native finished at seven-under par over 54 holes, earning his second collegiate win and first since September of 2018.
“I think what is really great about our team is that we’ve got five guys that can go out there and compete with anybody,” noted the veteran Klimek of the depth of this year’s roster. “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what number you play because you’re playing for the University of Indianapolis, and we want to put together the best score we can for the guys next to us.”
UIndy found itself at -17 after Monday’s 36 holes, highlighted by a second-round 277 – its lowest team score of the year. The Greyhounds also finished with the lowest team round of the day on a windy Tuesday, as all five Hounds concluded the week in the top 20.
Senior Ian Carroll joined Klimek on the all-tournament team after carding scores of 71-70-71 to settle at -4. Junior Keegan Bronnenberg finished in the red as well, thanks in part to a second-round 67.
Senior Oliver Mast (70-73-75) tied for 13th place and junior Jacob NickeLl shared 20th.
Taking advantage of the chance to engage with some solid competition locally, Cam Carroll, Bryce Robertson and Collin Powers headed to the north side for the Butler’s annual spring tournament, held at the par-70 course at Highland Golf & Country Club.
Carroll (73-71-72) and Robertson (69-75-76) ended Monday’s 36 holes tied for seventh at +4. Both went on to finish in the top 15, while Powers (76-84-77) wrapped up the event in a tie for 63rd.
UIndy will take on a number of Division I opponents at the upcoming Beu Mussatto Invitationa April 4-5, hosted by Western Michigan University.