Preview: Golf heads down to ‘Motown’

Jonathan Hanna, Golf Beat Writer

On October 15 and 16, the Robert Morris golf team (+62) heads to Prestwick Village G.C. in Highland, Michigan for the Titans Motown Collegiate. This will be the Colonials fourth match of the year. At this tournament last year, David Szymanski won, with a score of even par.

Last week in the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, the Colonials finished in seventh place, with a score of +41. Colonials junior Kyle Grube shot a 7-over-par tournament, which placed him in 13th overall. Max Palmer added an 8-over-par for the Colonials, birdieing three out of his last five holes in round one. freshman Chase Miller finished in a five-way tie for 42nd, at a 14-over-par, and David Szymanski and Bryce Gorrell both finished tied for 49th with a 16-over-par.

Prestwick Village Golf Club is a 7,142-yard par 72 course located 45 miles from downtown Detroit, Michigan. Prestwick Village was opened in 1996 and was the host site for the 2014 and 2015 Michigan Open. At Prestwick Village, the first hole is the longest on the course; a 583-yard par 5 that has water up near the green after a slight dogleg left.

Hosting the tournament are the Detroit Mercy Titans (+146). This is the second year in a row that the Titans have played in the tournament. Also in this tournament are the Canisius Golden Griffins (+196), Youngstown State Penguins (+170), Green Bay Phoenix (+113), Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (+116), Grand Valley State Lakers (+23), Ferris State Bulldogs (+53), Chicago State Cougars (+192) and the Valparaiso Crusaders (+169).

James Hill of Detroit Mercy shot a tournament of 2-under-par, which is the team’s lowest of the year. For the Penguins of Youngstown State, a 3-under-par tournament for Kevin Scherr is the lowest of the year. The Green Bay Phoenix are led by George Kneiser, who shot a 3-under-par at the Murray State Invitational. Canisius is led by David Hanes, who shot a 1-under at the Little Three Championship.

Jack Weller shot a 6-under-par tournament to give Ferris State their lowest score of the year Tyler Anderson and Devin Johnson of Loyola-Chicago both shot team-low rounds of 69. Bryce Messner, a senior for the Lakers shot a team-low 4-under-par at the Wayne State University Hawkshead Invitational. Charlie Toman is currently averaging a round of 73.73 through 15 rounds for Valparaiso. Finally, Chicago State’s Mitchell Wittman has his teams lowest round of the year, at even par.