Bader medalist, golfers claim invitational title

Junior Robert Bader (Louisville, Ky.) earned medalist honors to lead Hanover College’s men’s golf squad to the team title at the Hanover Spring Invitational. The second round of the 36-hole tournament was played Sunday, April 7, at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Hanover totaled 618 strokes (306-312) to hold off the University of Northwestern Ohio by seven shots (625: 315-310). Franklin College was third in the 11-team field with 629 (327-302).

Bader fired a tournament-low one-under 71 in the final 18 holes to capture first among 78 athletes in the field with a 145 (74-71).

He was four strokes ahead of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Sanders Park, who posted a 149 (75-74), and six shots in front of Franklin’s Mitch Oard (151: 79-72).

Hanover sophomore Matt Ehman (Noblesville, Ind.), playing as an individual in the event, placed fifth with a two-day total of 153 (77-76).

Junior Terry Smith (Peru, Ind.) turned in a 10th-place finish for the Panthers with a 156 (75-81). Sophomore Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) was 19th after shooting 159 (80-79) and senior Marcus El (Indianapolis, Ind.) finished 25th with a 161 (77-84).

Sophomore Nico Mingione (Lexington, Ind.) posted a non-scoring total of 164 (83-81) and placed 32nd.

Hanover Spring Invitational final results