Men's Golf Fourth at Big Red

OCALA, Fla. --- The Xavier men’s golf team started its spring season with a fourth place finish in the Big Red Classic at Lake Diamond Golf and Country Club.

The Musketeers finished at 3-under 573 as a team for the event that was shortened to two rounds due to bad weather.

Senior Tim Smith led Xavier as he tied for ninth with a 1-under 143. Miles Maillet placed in a tie for 30th with a 147, and freshman Andy Pope finished a stroke back at 148.

XU finished 12 strokes behind tournament winner Kent State.