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Men's Golf Wins Tournament; Receives GLIAC Honors

April 22, 2014 | Release # 6907

Tyler Light

Senior Tyler Light posted the only sub-70 round of the two-day GLIAC South event as he tallied a three-under-par 69 on Sunday to earn overall medalist honors with a 143 (74-69), which was -1 for the tournament. Light was named to the All-GLIAC South All-Tournament Team and was also named the GLIAC Player of the Year.
Final Team Results           
Final Individual Results          
All GLIAC Team / All GLIAC South Tournament Team
Day One Story

The Malone University men's golf team continued its dominant play this spring by capturing the two-day GLIAC South Tournament on Sunday while Pioneer senior Tyler Light earned overall medalist honors at the event. In addition, Light was voted as the GLIAC Player of the Year while Pioneer head coach Ken Hyland was named GLIAC Coach of the Year.

At the par-72 Winding Hollow Golf Course in New Albany, Ohio, Malone posted a team score of 292 on Sunday, following its 303 on Saturday, to pocket the 13-team event with a 36-hole total score of 595 (+19) to defeat runner-up Northwood University (MI), which finished at 602 (307-295), by seven strokes.  Ferris State University (MI) placed third at 607 (310-297).

The Pioneers' Light captured overall medalist honors after he shot a three-under-par 69 on Sunday, the only sub-70 round of the event, to follow up his round of 74 on Saturday. His two-day score of 143 (-1) was the only sub-par score of the tournament, among 74 golfers, as he defeated individual runner-up Gilles Medale of Northwood, who carded a 146 (76-70), by three shots.

For Malone, following Light's score of 143, Jay Hollifield finished third overall with a score of 148 (74-74) while Garrison Myles was right behind in fourth at 149 (76-73). In addition, Nathan Tarter came in at 155 (79-76) while Jon Clark tallied a 156 (79-77).   Ryan Headley , participating as an individual, finished at 157 (80-77).

Light, Hollifield and Myles were all named to the All-GLIAC South Tournament Team (top five in the event including ties).

In addition, the All-GLIAC Team for the year was announced as Light was named the GLIAC Player of the Year while Malone head coach Hyland was voted the GLIAC Coach of the Year. Light and Tarter earned spots on the All-GLIAC First Team while Clark and Myles were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team.

Malone will next compete in the NCAA Division II Super Regional at the Fox Run Golf Course in Eureka, Missouri May 5-7.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


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