WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (EIU) -- Eastern Illinois men’s and women’s golf wrapped up play in their second tournaments of the fall season on Tuesday. The EIU men placed 10th at the Drake/Zach Johnson Invitational at the Par 71, 6,898 yard Glen Oaks Country Club. The EIU women finished in eighth place at the F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate played at the Par 72, 6,038 yard Clarksville Country Club.
Romeo Perez was the Panthers top finisher in the tournament shooting a 54-hole total of 235. Perez best round of the event was one-over par 72 on Monday afternoon as he climbed to tie for 25th. Perez would shoot a round of 83 for the final 18 holes.
Charlie Adare closed with two solid rounds to tie for 47th. After opening with a round of 90, Adare shaved 20 strokes off on the second 18 holes shooting a one-under par 70. He would close with a round of 78 for a 54-hole total of 238.
The Panthers return to action on October 16-17 at the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate at Greystone Golf Course in Dickson, Tenn.
For the second straight week Daphne Chang led the Panthers around the course as the transfer posted back-to-back rounds of 76 on Monday afternoon and Tuesday to climb into a tie for 15th. Chang shot a 54-hole total of 235 on the Par 72. Chang finished tournament play with seven birdies which was tied for the sixth most in the tournament field.
EIU posted its best team round of the day on Monday afternoon with a score of 333. The Panthers closed out play on Tuesday with a team score of 337.
Senior Anne Bahr improved her play during each round of the tournament opening with a round of 85 on Monday morning before closing with a round of 76 on Tuesday which tied for the best EIU round of the weekend. Bahr finished tied for 27th with a score of 241. Hannah Magda placed 48th with a 54-hole total of 262. Magda’s best round was 84 on Monday afternoon.
EIU returns to action on October 14-15 at the Dayton Flyer Invitational at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.