HU golfers ninth at Blackthorn

The Huntington University golf team shot a 319 on both days at Bethel College's Battle at Blackthorn on Sept. 13-14, finishing with a 638 to place ninth out of 13 teams.

Derek Zurcher shot an even par 72 on Saturday to finish in a tie for 18th with a 155. Devin Dale turned in a 156 (78, 78) good for a share of 21st place while Ryan Boester posted a 158 (78, 80) to claim 30th. Lance Hoch rounded out Huntington's scoring with a 169 (80, 89) for 58th place.

The Pilots shot a 604 to successfully defend their home course with a one stroke win over Cardinal Stritch, followed by Holy Cross at 612, Ashford, 613; Marian, 613; Madonna, 636; St. Francis (IL), 637; Grace, 637; Huntington, 638; Saint Francis, 640; Taylor, 641; Roosevelt, 656; and Trinity Christian, 672.