Engineers Finish Strong Third at Hanover Invitational

225Whithause PuttSEYMOUR, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied on eight rounds in the 70s to finish third at the Hanover College Invitaitonal on Saturday and Sunday.

Four Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's golfers fired rounds in the 70s on each day.

Sophomore Sanders Park (Alpharetta, Ga./Milton) led the balanced scoring performance with rounds of 76 and 73 to finish seventh overall.  Freshman Tapat Wittayakom (Chiang Mai, Thailand/Prem Tinsulandona International) finished just behind with rounds of 76 and 74 for ninth place.

Senior Travis Whithaus (Robinson, Ill./Vicennes) added a 17th place finish with scores of 77 and 76, while freshman Luke Peoples (Terre Haute, Ind./South Vigo) rounded out the team score with tallies of 79 and 77.  The Engineers fired an impressive team score of 300 on the second day of the event.

Rose-Hulman returns to action at the Defiance Invitational next weekend.

TEAM SCORES: 1) Davenport 293-295=588; 2) Hanover 297-299=596; 3) Rose-Hulman 308-300=608; 4) Northwestern Ohio 306-309=615; 5) Manchester 308-308=616; 6) Wabash 306-314=620; 7) Defiance 318-318=636; 8) Anderson 368-360=728

INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 7) Sanders Park 76-73=149; 9) Tapat Wittayakom 76-74=150; 17) Travis Whithaus 77-76=153; 27) Luke Peoples 79-77=156; 40) Kent Kraus 82-80=162