Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s golf is in contention after the opening round of play at the Ohio Valley University Invitational on Thursday, as it carded a team score of 308 to sit in a tie for third place amongst the 10-team field.

The Cougars are 19 strokes back from the leader Ashland University. Nick Harmon led the Cougars with a 74, followed by Sam Romine at 76. Kaden Welch and Sean Thomas each broke 80 with a score of 79, and Adam Grate carded an 83.

Ethan Doon and Austin Baker competed as individuals, with Doon scoring a 76 and Baker an 87.


Bunner leads Ohio Valley University Invitational

BYESVILLE — Freshman Casey Bunner of Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s golf set a new 18-hole single-round school record with a score of 75 on Thursday at the Ohio Valley University Invitational, held at Cambridge Country Club.

Bunner’s low round of 75 has her at the top of the field after the opening day. Teammate Kacey Miller ended her round with a score of 105 as the other participating player for MVNU.


Garlinger and Brubaker to lead new MVNU bowling team

Mount Vernon Nazarene University has announced its new club bowling coaches, head coach Ron Garlinger and his daughter and assistant coach, Amber Brubaker.

Both men’s and women’s bowling are set to begin as club sports in the fall of 2018 at MVNU, and the teams will practice at nearby Colonial City Lanes, just 1.2 miles from campus.

Both Garlinger and Brubaker are familiar with Central Ohio, as they have spent the past 14 years coaching at nearby Highland High School. During their tenure with the Fighting Scots, Garlinger and Brubaker have experienced many match victories, earned multiple conference championships, coached District qualifiers and hosted a number of tournaments.

Garlinger has been married to his wife Teresa for 41 years, and the couple has two children, Brubaker and son Adam. Brubaker is marred to Weston, and they have a son named Benjamin.


Kenyon 8, Ohio Wesleyan 1

The Kenyon Ladies tennis team moved to 11-0 for the first time in school history after Friday’s 8-1 win against Ohio Wesleyan University at Jasper Tennis Center.

Kenyon, which has beaten nine of its opponents by at least 8-1 scores, ran its current win streak in the series against OWU to 14 matches in the process.

Ceylan Can and Ilana Blackwood secured the team’s first point at No. 3 doubles as they blanked Lauren Corcoran and Meryl Reams. The Ladies’ number one team of Diana Aboubakare and Erika Oku added another 8-0 win before Maggie Sweeney and Grace Winslow clinched the squad’s third match point with an 8-2 triumph at the second flight.

This spring, that combination of Ladies has brought a 28-5 record in doubles.

With a 3-0 lead, junior Annie Reiner notched Kenyon’s first singles victory. Playing at No. 4, Reiner won by a pair of 6-1 scores against Reams. Sweeney then clinched the match at the second spot with a 6-1, 6-1 victory against Adrienne D’Alewyn. The victory moved Sweeney’s spring record to 11-0.

Oku jumped into the top singles spot for the third time and won again. The first-year from Hinsdale, Illinois, downed Corcoran 6-3, 6-2 and also improved her record to 11-0.

Kenyon’s final two points came from Kayla Pukys and Can. At the fifth spot, Pukys won by 6-2 scores over Brooke Butterworth while Can, playing in her first singles match this spring, defeated Diamond Person in straight sets.

The Ladies will look to extend their winning streak this morning when they face SUNY Geneseo at 10 a.m.



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