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Tyler Merkel won both of his matches in the Mid-American Match Play first two rounds.
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Men's Golf in Finals of EY Championship Bracket



With two unfinished matches left heading into Tuesday's final round of the Mid-American Match Play, the Ball State men's golf team won both of its holes to advance to the finals of the Earl Yestingsmeier Championship Bracket.

James Blackwell and Albert Jennings both won their final hole of play to earn the Cardinals a tie with Xavier and advanced to the finals by virtue of the match-play tiebreaker.

Ball State is facing Eastern Michigan in the finals, while Xavier is facing Eastern Kentucky in the third-place match.

In the first two rounds of play, Tyler Merkel won both of his matches, while McCormick Clouser and Keegan McKinney were 1-1 on the day.

Merkel defeated Ryan Triller of Bowling Green 6 and 5 and then defeated Xavier's John Burger 4 and 3.

Clouser defeated Yuki Kato of Xavier 4 and 3 in the afternoon match, while McKinney beat Chris of Melvin of Bowling Green 4 and 3 in the morning match.

The Consolation Bracket will feature Toledo vs. Miami University for the fifth-place match and Ohio vs. Bowling Green for the seventh-place spot.

The Championship and third-place matches will begin on holes 1-6, while the two matches in the consolation bracket will start on 7-12.

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