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Men’s Golf: ND claims 2nd in tourney

Joe Meixell | Monday, April 7, 2008

Senior tri-captain Eddie Peckels earned a share of the individual title as the Irish finished second on their home course during the nine-team Irish Invitational.

Peckels shot a career-best 68 (two-under) in the second round to finish at one-under par 139 for the two-round tournament. Before this weekend, his best tournament finish was in 2004 at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, where he finished seventh.

Junior Josh Sandman recorded his fourth straight top-10 finish, tying for fourth with a one-over par 141 weekend. Freshmen Dustin Zhang (141), freshmen Tyler Hock (142), sophomore Carl Santos-Ocampo (143) and freshman Connor Alan-Lee (143) all finished in the top ten for the Irish, who were edged for the team title by two strokes by Northwestern (578).

Sophomore Doug Fortner, senior Greg Rodgers and freshman Jeff Chen all tied for 20th with a six-over 146 for the weekend. Sophomore Olavo Batista (149), senior Mike King (151) and sophomore Kyle Willis (152) rounded out the scoring for the Irish.

Notre Dame’s next meet will be the Big East Conference Championship, hosted by Cincinnati the weekend of April 20-22 in Hebron, Ky.