Men's Golf Finishes 14th at Illini Classic

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Courtesy: Eric Francis

URBANA, Ill. -- The Creighton men's golf team faced off against a field that included 10 Big Ten teams at the Illini Spring Classic on Saturday and Sunday in Urbana, Ill. The Jays, fighting strong winds and cold temperatures, put together a team total of 318 in the first round on Saturday, and they were able to duplicate that score on Sunday to finish with a two-round total of 629.

The event, played at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, Ill., was originally scheduled as a three-round event, with 36 holes on Saturday, but the weather conditions cut Saturday's competition to only 18 holes.

Creighton was led by junior Austin Miller. After an impressive first-round 74, Miller found himself tied for eighth after 18 holes. He carded a second-round 81 to finish with an 11-over-par 155 at the par-72, 7,018-yard course, good for a tie for 43rd.

Junior Kevin Stanek came next for the Jays. He used rounds of 81 and 76 to tie for 54th. The other three golfers who contributed to Creighton's team score were junior Ben Lowman (84-76-160), who tied for 63rd; junior Jack Dressen (79-84-163), who finished 70th; and sophomore John Rasmussen (89-78-167), who finished in 74th place.

This was Creighton's final warm up before the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Championships April 24-26 in Ozarks, Mo.

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