Ball State began the Mid-American Conference men's golf Championships April 28 at the Highlands Meadow Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.
Only three Ball State men's golfers have won the Mid-American Conference Championship individual title. The first was Kirk Schooley in 1983, and the second was Jamie Broce in 1997. But only one Ball State men's golfer has won it in his first season. Johnny Watts in 2015.
Ball State women's golf did not have to travel far for the 2016 Mid-American Conference championships, as the team starts its postseason play at the Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville on April 22.
Ball State men’s golf's "A" team finished the first round of the Earl Yestingsmeier Memorial Invitational with a seven-stroke lead over second-place Cleveland State.
Ball State women's golf has finished in first or second place in three of its previous four matches, with each of those efforts being led by juniors Allison Lindley and Kelsey Sear.