TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology came home fifth in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships, which concluded Sunday at Hulman Links Golf Course.
The Fightin' Engineers gained four strokes over Defiance College on the final day to pass the Yellow Jackets and finish in the top five as a team. Transylvania University won the conference title with 1,197 strokes, followed by Mount St. Joseph (1,207), Franklin (1,213), Hanover (1,228) and Rose-Hulman (1,258).
Senior Luke Peoples recorded a top-10 finish to lead the Rose-Hulman performance. Peoples tied the best round of his career with a 74 to open the event last weekend, then recorded scores of 79, 75 and 75 for a top 10 finish.
Sam Pastoriza came home second among Rose-Hulman players with rounds of 77, 81, 79 and 80. Brady Vaughan contributed rounds of 83, 83, 82 and 77, while Warren Whithaus added scores of 86, 81, 85 and 84. Es Wittayakom pitched in with an opening round 75 and final rounds of 77 and 80.
Rose-Hulman's fifth-place finish in the event matches the outcome of the 2016 team in the HCAC Championships.