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Ancilla’s Schumacher Finishes 36th at Region Tournament

May 12, 2011

BATTLE CREEK, MI – Ancilla College golfer Zach Schumacher finished tied for 36th at the annual NJCAA Region 12 Men’s Golf Tournament, shooting a composite score of 241 over three rounds of play.

The freshman finished12 strokes off the cut for the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship, recording rounds of 78, 85, and 78 during the two-day event.

“This Regional competition will serve Zach well and show him what level he needs to compete at to be a very good golfer,” said Ancilla golf coach Marc Hayden.  “I look forward to building next year’s team with Zach as a solid foundation.”

Schumacher was cruising along in his first round before recording a double-bogey on the final hole.  According to Hayden, Schumacher struggled to put the double-bogey behind him, costing him valuable strokes in his second round of play.

“He couldn’t shake off the mental part of that double-bogey,” said Hayden.  “He started slowly in the second round and continued to struggle to find the feel he had earlier in the day.”

Schumacher rebounded on the second day of play, recording his first career eagle along with a pair of birdies to post another 78.

He finished 22 strokes behind medalist Mark Foster of Mott Community College and was 12 strokes behind Jackson Community College’s Logan Densmore for a spot in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf National Championship at Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, AL.

National championship play will begin May 17 and will conclude May 20.