The Saint Xavier University men's golf team won the 2014 Pilot Spring Invitational hosted by Bethel College (Ind.)
The Saint Xavier University men's golf team won the 2014 Pilot Spring Invitational hosted by Bethel College (Ind.)
Men's Golf - Sat, Apr. 12, 2014

South Bend, Ind. - Behind a second-place individual finish by senior James Kerr (Donegal, Ireland/Western Texas/Archbishop Ilsley), the Saint Xavier University men's golf team won the  two-day Pilot Spring Invitational hosted by Bethel College (Ind.) Saturday at Blackthorn Golf Club in South Bend, Ind.  After shooting a tournament-best 67 in Friday's opening round, Kerr shot a 78 Saturday to take second place and finished just one spot behind the tournament winner, Ryan Hilton of Ashford University (Iowa), with a 144 (71, 73).  The Cougars scored a 588 as a team with 288 on day one and 300 in the final round.  Bethel College took second place with a two-day score of 596 (292, 304).

Senior Kirby Brown (West Des Moines, Iowa/Kirkwood CC/Valley) took fourth overall in the field of 82 golfers with a total score of 146 (73, 73), while junior Kyle Bahnick (Inverness, Ill./Carthage College/Palatine-Fremd) was right behind in a tie for fifth place with a score of 147 (73, 74).  Wrapping up the Saint Xavier team scorers was senior Brendan Ryan (Alsip, Ill./Moraine Valley CC/Shepard) with a combined score of 150 (75, 75) to finish in a tie for ninth place.  Freshman Mark Kluk (Palos Hills, Ill./Stagg) competed for SXU as an individual and finished in a tie for 55th place with a 165 (83, 82).
 
Saint Xavier gets back to action on Monday, April 21, to compete in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Golf Championship.  The two-day tournament takes place at George Dunne Golf Course in Oak Forest, Ill.