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Highlighted by Two Top-5 Finishes, Men's Golf Finishes 4th in Opening Event

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Led by a pair of top-five finishes, the Morehead State men's golf team shined in its season opening event at the Eastern Kentucky Intercollegiate this weekend.

The Eagles improved with each round. MSU fired a 284-283-277 -- 844. They topped host, and former OVC rival Eastern Kentucky, by six strokes on the Colonels' home course.

"I am pleased with our start to the season. Our veterans carried us today," said head coach Matthew Martin. "Beating a team on their home course is not easy and our low rounds today allowed us to do that. I can't wait to get to Guyan and compete again."

Senior Zac Viminitz finished third among the field of 92 golfers with a 68-71-65 -- 204. Senior Joe Muschong was right behind him in fifth with a 72-69-66 -- 207.

The Eagles also saw senior Ryan Gillum finish with a 76-70-71 -- 217. Freshman Nolan Piazza, in his first collegiate event, fired a 72-74-75 -- 221. Sophomore Blake Evans rounded out the Eagle lineup at 72-73-77 -- 222.

Transfer Cameron Travis competed as an individual and carded a 71-75-72.

Morehead State returns to action on Sept. 13-14 at the Guyan Country Club at the Joe Feaganes Invitational, hosted by Marshall.

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