Men's Golf Drops to Fourth Place at MAC Championships

MAINEVILLE, Ohio -

The University of Akron men's golf team fell one spot and is in fourth place heading into the final round of the 2011 Mid-American Conference Men's Golf Championships at the par-72, 7,180-yard TPC River's Bend Golf Club.

Akron posted a third-round score of 17-over 305 to finish with a three-round tally of 900 (+36). Kent State leads after three rounds with a tally of 5-under 859 while Ball State (888, +24) and Eastern Michigan (896, +32) are second and third respectively.

Sophomore Cameron Simmons sits inside the top-10, posting a round of 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for sixth place (220, +4). Senior Lucas Murray had the low round of the day for the Zips, posting a 74 (+2) and is tied for 16th place (228, +12).

Freshman Charlie Bull enters tomorrow's final round tied with Murray in 16th place with an identical three-round score of 228 (+12). He fired a round of 5-over 77 during the third round.

Junior Scott Landreth finished the day tied for 21st place in a group with a three-round score of 14-over 230. Landreth carded a round of 6-over 78. Redshirt sophomore Tim Lew closed the day in a tie for 39th place (240, +24) after carding a round of 11-over 83.

The Zips will conclude this year's MAC Championships tomorrow morning, with tee times are set to begin at 8 a.m. ET. Golfstat live scoring will be available at GoZips.com.

Top-Five Teams:
1. Kent State, 292-275-292 - 859 (-5)
2. Ball State, 297-295-296 - 888 (+24)
3. Eastern Michigan, 297-300-299 - 896 (+32)
4. Akron, 297-298-305 - 900 (+36)
5. Northern Illinois, 303-304-306 - 913 (+49)

Top-Five Players:
1. Mackenzie Hughes, Kent State, 70-67-73 - 210 (-6)
2. John Hahn, Kent State, 76-68-70 - 214 (-2)
3. Eric Steger, Ball State, 69-71-75 - 215 (-1)
4. Brett Cairns, Kent State, 70-70-76 - 216 (E)
5. Nick Carbary, Eastern Michigan, 71-75-71 - 217 (+1)

Akron:
t6. Cameron Simmons, 71-73-76 - 220 (+4)
t16. Lucas Murray, 77-77-74 - 228 (+12)
t16. Charlie Bull, 76-75-77 - 228 (+12)
t21. Scott Landreth, 73-79-78 - 230 (+14)
t39. Tim Lew, 84-73-83 - 240 (+24)