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Richmond captures medal at the Bearcat Invitational | NKU


Kelli Marksbury, NKU Sports Information

HEBRON, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University’s Corey Richmond won the individual medal Tuesday afternoon as the Norse men’s golf team posted a fourth-place finish at the Bearcat Invitational.

Richmond finished 3-under par at Traditions Golf Course with a two-day total of 213.  He opened the three-round event with a 67, the lowest round shot in the tournament, and carded rounds of 73-73 to finish the event tied for first with Austin Peay’s Anthony Bradley (70-71-72 213).

Richmond captured the individual medal with a birdie on the first playoff hole.

Steve Rickels carded rounds of 72-74-72 for a total of 218.  He tied for 12th place, while Jones Brown finished in a tie for 23rd with a three-round total of 223 (73-75-75).

Michael Schmidt and Clayton Portz rounded out the team scoring for NKU.  Schmidt turned in rounds of 76-73-82 for a total of 231 to finish the invitational tied for 46th.  Portz finished three strokes behind Schmidt and tied for 55th with a total of 234 (79-73-82).

As a team, the Norse finished the tournament with a two-day total of 883 (288-293-302).

Austin Peay captured the team title for the second consecutive yearwith a team total of 867 (292-289-286).  The Governors entered the final round of competition tied for second but shot 286 as a team to move past Belmont (287-290-296 873).

NKUwill return to action on Oct. 22 when the Norse participate in the University of Dayton Invitational at the NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.


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