2022 GLIAC Men's Golf Championship
AUGUSTA, Mich. -- Battling adverse weather conditions throughout, which included gusting winds, frigid temperatures, intermittent pelting rain and even a bit of snow, players completed round 1 of the 2022 GLIAC Men's Golf Championships at Stoatin Brae in Augusta, Mich. on Friday.
Davenport started strong, claiming an early lead in the team standings, with Brandon Bodis, Ryan Kauppila, Noah Bridgeman, Bradley Mogire and Logan Pechinski shooting a combined 3-under, 281.
The Panthers lead second-place Ferris State by four strokes and third-place Grand Valley State by seven.
Ferris State's Thomas Hursey is positioned atop the player leaderboard after carding a round of 4-under, 67. He leads Grand Valley State's Charles DeLong, Bodis and fellow Bulldog Josh Jeffords by two strokes.
The 2022 GLIAC medalist will be determined after a second round of 18 holes on Saturday. Originally scheduled for a 10 a.m. start, tee time has been pushed back to 11 a.m. due to early-morning weather concerns.
The top four teams in the standings following Saturday's play will advance to match play semifinals on Sunday. The top two teams will then square off in an 18-hole showdown for the 2022 GLIAC championship.
Mogire, who carded an even-par 71 on Friday, tallied four birdies in round two to hold off Ferris State's Thomas Hursey, who finished one stroke back. DU's Noah Bridgeman finished third (-2) while Grand Valley State's Charles DeLong placed fourth (-1).
Davenport qualified first for Sunday's GLIAC semifinals, when the format will switch to match play. The Panthers finished 21 strokes ahead of second-place Grand Valley State. Ferris State and Northwood also advanced to the semifinals.
The top two semifinal finishers will then meet later on Sunday in an 18-hole match-play battle for the 2022 GLIAC championship.
AUGUSTA, Mich. -- Davenport defeated Ferris State, 3-2, on Sunday in the match play finals of the 2022 GLIAC Men's Golf Championship to capture the program's first-ever conference title.
Noah Bridgeman, Bradley Mogire, the 2022 GLIAC men's medalist, and Ryan Kauppila won their head-to-head matches to secure the crown for the Panthers.
Earlier in the day, DU downed Northwood, 4-1, and Ferris State topped Grand Valley State, 3-2, to advance to the semifinals.
Davenport was, in effect, the wire-to-wire leader at the 2022 championship, owning a four-stroke lead after the first round of play and then expanding that advantage to 21 strokes after the second round, fueled by the stellar play of Mogire.