Behind a team score of 383, the Blazers claimed seventh place in the Marquette Catholic Invitational Saturday afternoon at Michigan City GC.
Chesterton took home the hardware with a four-player aggregate total of 308. The Trojans’ Mitch Davis recorded a 73 (+1) to seize the first-place medal for individuals. Marquette’s Johnny Roder was two strokes off the lead with a three-over 75 as part of a second-place performance.
Roder, junior Michael Sakich (87), sophomore William Bogan (107), and freshman Robert Pruzin (114) scored for the Blazers, who finished one shot ahead of Michigan City (384), and two strokes back of John Glenn (381), which tallied a sixth-place result.
Roder made par on five holes on the front nine in addition to a birdie on the par-4 No. 7 as part of a 38. The senior closed out the back nine with a surge, going two-under over the last five holes. Birdies on No. 14 and No. 15 played a key role in a back-nine 37.
Sakich accumulated six pars on the day en route to a consistent 87 (front-nine 43, back-nine 44). Bogan logged two pars and a birdie (No. 14) while Pruzin scored par on the 254-yard No. 14.
Marquette will return to competition Thursday afternoon at Beechwood GC in LaPorte when it faces New Prairie, Penn, and Jimtown in a quadrangular affair.