(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, ranked seventh nationally, competed in the final round of the 54-hole Gordin Collegiate Classic hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University at the par 72, 7,098-yard, Columbus Country Club in Columbus, Ohio. The Tartans fired a 296 in the final round to finish with an 884 (290-298-296) and placed 12th out of 15 teams.
The event has been played annually since 1991 while matching the elite NCAA Division III teams, featuring most if not all of the top 10 finishers from the previous spring's NCAA Division III championship tournament.
Illinois Wesleyan, defending national champion, won the event with an 840 (285-277-278) while Huntingdon College, nationally ranked third, placed second with an 846 (285-280-281). Emory University, who is ranked as the nation's top team, placed third after carding an 853 (290-278-285).
Junior Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and sophomore Joshua Lim (San Francisco, Calif./Lowell) led the Tartans on Tuesday both carding rounds of one-over par 73. Li ended the 54-hole event with a 217 (72-72-73) with Lim recording a 224 (75-76-73).
Junior Jay Milch (Mount Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane), sophomore William Knauth (Williamsport, Pa./Williamsport Area) and freshman Raymond Li (Del Mar, Calif.) all entered the clubhouse Tuesday with a three-over par 75. Knauth ended with a 221 (72-74-75) while Li tied Lim with a 224 (73-76-75) and Milch shot a 226 (73-78-75).
Carnegie Mellon will be back on the links October 13-15 when the play in the Golfweek Fall Invitational. The event is being held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort's Raven Golf Club in Destin, Florida.