Women’s golf wins Detroit Titans Invitational tourney
On Tuesday afternoon, the Oakland University women’s golf team captured their first tournament title of the spring season at the Detroit Titans Invitational.
The team enjoyed an impressive first day of play on Monday afternoon at the Western Golf and Country Club.
The team shot a combined 333 (+45 for the course) to finish atop the leaderboard after the first round. Oakland led the host, Detroit, by three strokes and came in third place against Illinois-Chicago by 27.
Senior Liz Ecker paced the Golden Grizzlies with an opening round of 78 (+6) which was the lowest mark by any player in the field during the whole tournament. Sophomore Kassandra Komma shot an 80 (+8) to tie for second place.
Fellow sophomore Elizabeth Dawkins was close behind with an 87 (+15) to place ninth and freshman Maya Parsons tied for 10th place with an 88 (+16).
On the second day of play, Komma and Parsons each shot a final round of 81 to help OU secure the victory. Overall, the team put up a combined 328 on the scorecard for the second round for a 36-hole total of 661 (+85).
Colette Hansen of Detroit claimed medalist honors with her two rounds of 80 to post a 160, only one shot better than Ecker, who shot 83 on the second day to have a total of 161 (+17).
Komma finished with a 161 as well to tie for second place.
The win marked the second tournament victory of the campaign, following their top finish at the Cleveland State Invitational back in the fall. The season continues this weekend with the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational hosted by Bowling Green.
Coriasso leads men’s golf team in Indiana
The Oakland University men’s golf team took a trip south over the weekend to Bloomington, Ind. to compete in the NYX Hooiser Invitational, hosted by the University of Indiana.
Senior Michael Coriasso paced the Golden Grizzlies with a combined 219 (+6 for the course) over three rounds of play.
Coriasso’s mark placed him 30th overall in the tournament featuring Big Ten schools such as Northwestern and Indiana and familiar Summit League rivals like IUPUI.
Overall, Oakland finished in 14th place with a score of 914 (+62).
The team continues the season this weekend with the Detroit Titans Invitational in Highland, Mich. The tournament will be held Friday and Saturday at Prestwick Village Golf Course.
Oakland falls to local rival Detroit in dual-meet finale
Over Saturday afternoon, the Oakland University men’s and women’s track and field team faced off against local rival Detroit in the seventh annual UDM-Oakland Dual Meet.
Despite strong showings from the Golden Grizzlies, the women fell 111-77 and the men lost 111-71 against the Titans.
For the women, senior Micah Jones led the way by winning both the long jump and high jump events. She also was the runner-up in the triple jump.
Junior Brittini Hutton captured the top spot in the 3,000 meter run and 1,500 meter run. Junior Autumn Cleverley earned a first place finish in the 800-meter run.
For the men, senior Brandon Griffin won the 1-mile run and 3,000 meter run.
Fellow senior Steven Marcinkowski finished first in the 2,000 meter steeplechase and junior Anthony Sterzick took home the top spot in the 800-meter run.
Junior Andrew Stebbins shattered the school record in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 9 inches, beating the old mark by more than two feet.
The Golden Grizzlies continue their campaign as they head to Lewisburg, Pa. to compete in the Bison Outdoor Classic hosted by Bucknell on April 14 to 15.