ANGOLA, Ind. – The Taylor men's golf team saw its 2014-15 campaign come to a close on Tuesday with a sixth place finish at the Crossroads League Championship at Glendarin Hills Golf Course.
The Trojans carded a final round score of 310 (+22) to hold their position on the leaderboard during the final round of the 54-hole championship. Taylor's trio of freshmen- Mitch Lamping, Trey Turner, and Nick Waskom- each carded rounds of 77 (+5) to lead the way for Taylor during the final round that began in steady rain on Tuesday morning.
Seniors Tucker Fahlen (79) and Nate Scheibe (82) rounded out the scoring for Taylor in the final rounds of their careers. Taylor started the day four shots behind Saint Francis and 17 shots behind a trio of teams tied for the lead but the Trojans couldn't muster a charge on the 7,o55-yard, par-72 layout.
Marian continued its momentum from a stellar round on Monday afternoon to card a final round score of 294 (+6) to separate itself from the field en route to a six shot victory over Indiana Wesleyan and Mount Vernon Nazarene. The Knights claimed their third Crossroads League Title in the last four years with a three-round total of 890.
Indiana Wesleyan's Jake Coffey fired a final round 71 to finish with a three round total of one-under-par 215 to claim the individual medalist honors and the Crossroads League Player of the Year award while also earning a spot in the NAIA National Championship later this month.
Turner was the low finisher for Taylor with a three-round total of 14-over-par 230 (77=76-77) to finish in a tie for 17th place. Fahlen also earned a top-20 finish in a tie for 19th at 231 (78-74-79).
The Trojans finish the 2014-15 season with two tournament victories (MVNU Cougar Classic and Huntington Invitational) and will return the four players with the lowest season-scoring averages in the trio of freshmen and junior Stefan Fahlen. The Trojans will say good bye to three seniors- Grant Hall, Tucker Fahlen, and Nate Scheibe- who helped TU to three tournament victories during their four years as well as a runner-up (2014) and third place (2013) finish at the Crossroads League Championship.