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Point Park men's golf takes third at NCAA Division I Robert Morris Classic

Oct. 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. ET

Chris Bowen and the Pioneers placed third at the NCAA DI RMU Colonial Class. Photo by Nichelle Navarro.



HOPEWELL TWP., Pa. -- The Point Park University men's golf team placed third at the NCAA Division I Robert Morris University Colonial Classic held Oct. 7-8 at The Club at Shadow Lakes.

St. Francis (Pa.) ran away with the team title with tournament-record rounds of 297 and 292 for a final score of 589. Robert Morris was second at 608 (303-305) followed by Point Park at 622. The Pioneers shot 311 both rounds of the 36-hole tournament.

Eric Poplowski was the highest finisher for Point Park as the junior from Ambridge, Pa., placed in a tie for fifth individually at 5-over 149 for the tournament. Poplowski climbed the leaderboard with a final-round 71 (-1), which was one shot off the best round shto by anyone in the tournament.

Senior Chris Bowen, from Bethel Park, Pa., tied for 12th at 12-over 156. Bowen recovered from an 81 on a tough first day of scoring to shoot 75 in the final round.

Point Park also had Kevin Loutsenhizer (+14) tie for 16th and Steve Veydt (+21) tie for 23rd. Collin Holmes, who shot a strong round of 76 over the first 18 holes, had to withdraw due to injury during day two.

Point Park's final tournament of the fall season is Oct. 13-14 at the Washington & Jefferson Invitational. The 36-hole tournament will be held at Southpointe Golf Club.

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