Kent State roars back to win Jack Nicklaus Invitational

Jason Day hits his approach on the 18th hole during the second round of the Byron Nelson golf tournament Friday, May 21, 2010, in Irving, Texas. Day finished the day at 9-under, 131, one stroke behind leaders Cameron Beckman and Blake Adams.

Kent State roars back to win Jack Nicklaus Invitational

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Kent State roars back to win Jack Nicklaus Invitational

Kent State erased an eight-shot deficit in the final round to win the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Oct. 9 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. The Golden Flashes, No. 24 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings, shot 29-over 605 (303-302) to beat the 12-team field. Oklahoma State and Vanderbilt finished second, three shots behind Kent State.

Central Florida’s Greg Eason took home the individual title, shooting 4-under 140 (70-70) to finish six shots ahead of UNLV’s AJ McInerney and Purdue’s Adam Schenk.

Kent State junior Taylor Pendrith led the Golden Flashes with a fourth-place finish, his second top-five in four events this season.

Kent State won despite playing without Corey Conners, who won the season-opening Gopher Invitational and finished in the top-15 in his first three starts this season. Conners was representing Canada at the World Amateur Team Championship in Turkey; he finished 33rd individual as his home country finished sixth.

The Jack Nicklaus Invitational was shortened to 36 holes because of a frost delay.

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