Hilltoppers Conclude Season at NCAA Regional
NORTH EAST, Pa. – The West Liberty University men's golf team wrapped up another impressive season here Saturday as the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional Tournament finished its three-day run at Lake View Country Club.
Coach Thadd Obecny’s Hilltoppers settled for a 15th-place finish in the team standings on Saturday but it did little to dim a strong season showing for the Black and Gold, who took runner-up honors at the Mountain East Conference championships and earned their seventh straight NCAA Tournament bid as the No. 2-ranked team in the Atlantic Region.
Junior Alex Easthom – the reigning MEC Player of the Year and MEC Tournament medal champion – was low man for West Liberty in the regional with a Top 20 finish. Easthom carded a 14-over-par 230 for the tournament to share 15th place with three other golfers, just seven shots off the lead.
Gannon held off St. Thomas Aquinas for the regional team championship.
NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional
Lake View CC (North East, Pa.)
(6,850 yards – par 72)
1. Gannon 912; 2. St. Thomas Aquinas 915; 3. Davis & Elkins 918; 4. (tie) Fayetteville State, Bentley 932; 6. (tie) Concordia, Indiana (Pa) 937; 8. Le Moyne 940; 9. Charleston 942; 10. Franklin Pierce 943; 11. Assumption 946; 12. Southern New Hampshire 949; 13. Shepherd 956; 14. Millersville 962; 15. WEST LIBERTY 967; 16. Dominican 979.
West Liberty Individuals
230: Alex Easthom (74-78-78)
246: Howard Peterson IV (82-81-83); Bo Orecchio (84-84-78)
250: Peyton Moore (76-83-91)
258: Derek Graham (83-88-87)