PEORIA, Ill. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Junior Chad Evert (Kenosha, Wis.) and sophomore Dan Ozga (Edgerton, Wis.) both finished in the top-five, pacing the Green Bay men's golf team to a second place finish at this weekend's Hotels at Grand Prairie Invitational at Weaver Ridge Golf Club. The Phoenix fired the best team score in the final round of the 54-hole event, shooting a 295 to move into second place.
Fellow Horizon League foe Loyola won the event, which was hosted by Bradley. The Ramblers had a team score of 878, 14 strokes ahead of Green Bay's total of 892. Bradley, Nebraska-Omaha and Chicago State rounded out the top-five.
Ebert had three consistent rounds, posting scores of 71, 73 and 74 to finish in fourth place with a 54-hole total of 2-over 218. Ozga was one stroke back in fifth place with a total of 3-over 219. Ozga had the best round of the tournament by a Phoenix player, carding a 3-under 69 in round one.
Junior Cam Fuller (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) and sophomore Sam Weber (Heartland, Wis.) each tied for 13th place with three-round scores of 14-over 230 while freshman Tyler Schmidt (Jefferson, Wis.) carded a 74 in the final round.
Green Bay will have one more tune-up before the Horizon League Championships at the end of the month, play at the Detroit Invitational on April 13-14.
Final Team Results
1. Loyola: 287-290-301=878
2. Green Bay: 293-304-295=892
3. Bradley: 294-296-311=901
4. Nebraska-Omaha: 313-308-306=927
5. Chicago State: 338-338-335=1,011
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