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Reyers Leads Way To Championship

Simon Reyers shot 69 in the final round of the Horizon League Championship
Simon Reyers shot 69 in the final round of the Horizon League Championship

He may have been playing as the #4 man but Simon Reyers of Kingston played like the leader of the pack today in helping his Detroit Mercy Titans Golf team to an NCAA Horizon League Championship.

Playing at the Kearney Hills Links in Lexington, Kentucky the Detroit Mercy team led the tournament going into the final round of three but their lead was tenuous at best, especially in the team format.

They eventually won the championship by six strokes over the University of Green Bay-Wisconsin but it was not without the assistance of Reyers.  The freshman had shot 79, 74 on day one but the final day proved to be his best as he put together a front nine score of two under par and then added another birdie on the 18th hole for a total of three under par, 69.  It was the low score for his team and the second lowest individual score by any player in the field on Tuesday.  Individually he tied for 10th in the championship.

It was the 7th Horizon League Championship for the Detroit Mercy Men’s Golf Program and earns them an automatic bid into the NCAA Regional Championship.

Reyers plays out of the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston and is the defending GAO Kingston District Men’s Amateur Champion.

This Fall will be joined at Detroit Mercy by another Kingston product, Kyle Benford, who also plays out of Cataraqui.

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