Men's Golf Overcomes 14-Stroke Deficit to Win Second-Straight MAC Commonwealth Championship

Men's Golf Overcomes 14-Stroke Deficit to Win Second-Straight MAC Commonwealth Championship

HERSHEY, Pa. - The Stevenson men's golf team jumped three spots and overcame a 14-stroke deficit to win its second-straight MAC Commonwealth Championship. The Mustangs, who shot a combined score of 302 in the second round, won the tournament by 16 strokes over second-place Messiah to earn their second-straight trip to the NCAA Division III Golf Championship. Stevenson has won three MAC Commonwealth titles since joining the conference in 2012-13. 

Head coach Chris Ramer was named MAC Commonwealth Men's Golf Coach of the Year, while freshman Andrew Wally earned Rookie of the Year honors. 

Wally and junior Austin Fuglestad finished tied for second with combined scores of 152 (+10), earning them All-MAC first team honors. Wally improved on his opening-round score by 12 strokes with a 70, while Fuglestad bettered his first round by two strokes with a 75. 

Freshman Matthew Shur carded a 79 in the second round to finish with a combined score of 159, which placed him into a tie for ninth overall. With the top-10 finish, Shur also earned second team all-conference honors. 

Freshman Matthew Maione improved by four strokes on his first round score with a 78 to complete the team score for Stevenson. Maione finished the tournament tied for 11th, which earned him an All-MAC honorable mention.  

Wynn Geis shot an 80 to finish with a two-round score of 169. 

Kyle Henofer of Arcadia won the individual title by one stroke with combined score of 151 (+9).

The Mustangs will compete next in the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship, held at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. starting on Tuesday, May 16 through Friday, May 19.