Ball State men’s golf finished the final round in sixth place with a score of 304 on Tuesday at the Jim West Intercollegiate, after starting the day in second place.  

The tournament, which was hosted at TPC Craig Ranch, concluded for the Ball State men’s golf team with a 54-hole total of 898 (284-300-304). No. 36 Vanderbilt won the tournament with a score of 885.

Oral Roberts finished with a score of 892. 

Ball State’s Tyler Merkel had the best individual round on the final 18 holes for the team with a 1-over par 73. Merkel also placed the highest individually for Ball State in sixth place at 4-over 220 (72-75-73) for the entire tournament. 

The Ball State men’s golf team was finished up with McCormick Clouser who ended up with a score of 45th at 233 (81-72-80), along with Brodie Williams, who fell into a tie for 54th place at 238 (76-83-79).  

The Jim West Intercollegiate was the last full-team tournament for Ball State until the Mid-American Conference Championships that are scheduled for early May.   

However, the team will be in action in a recently added dual match, which is scheduled for Sunday against Indiana at the Sagamore Golf Club located in Carmel, Ind  

The Cardinals will also compete April 18-19 at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind., for the Butler Spring Invitational.