By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information
Defiance, Ohio---The Owens Community College men's golf team shot a 297 to capture first place in the Defiance College Fall Invitational today at Kettering Country Club.
Philippe Weppernig (Luzern, Switzerland) shot a 71 to earn medalist honors and help Owens edge Rochester College by three strokes. Cleary University shot a 306 for third place. Tournament host Defiance College shot a 318 for seventh place.
Harrison Long (Wilnecote/Tamworth, U.K.) added a 74 for Owens, while Dominic DiGiacomo (Ocean City/Ocean City, N.J.), Christian Bienaime (Lake Brantley/Altamonte Springs, Fla.) and Wyatt Spalding (Summerfield/Petersburg, Mich.) each shot a 76. Dru Hein (Jasper/Jasper, Ind.) shot an 81.
Owens will be back in action Oct. 4 at Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind. in the Trine University Fall Invitational.
In four tournaments this year, Owens has won three and finished second in the other.
Today's 76 from Bienaime was his collegiate low score.
Weppernig's medalist honor was the team's second of the season following Long's medalist finish in the Jon P. Spiess Memorial earlier this fall. It was the second medalist finish of Weppernig's career.