All three recruits are ranked inside the top 10 in the state of Michigan.
Mark Foster posted a team-best 69 in Round 2.
Alex Turner leads the way in a tie for 38th place.
The Golden Grizzlies finish the tournament in seventh place.
Evan Bowser and Alex Turner are currently T8.
Coach Russ Cunningham recaps the Cleveland State Invitational and previews the upcoming Bearcat Invitational
Men and Women's Golf Coach, Russ Cunningham recaps the Wolverine Invitational and previews the upcoming Wolf Run Intercollegiate Tournament
Head Golf Coach Russ Cunningham talks about the upcoming spring tournament.
Head Golf Coach Russ Cunningham previews Folino Invitational
Golden Grizzlies finished 11th.
Russ Cunningham completed his second season as head golf coach of both the men's and women's teams. Cunningham was named Golf Association of Michigan Amateur Golfer of the Decade in 2010.
Cunningham has led the men's golf team to a steady rise over his first two seasons. The Golden Grizzlies won two golf tournaments (Cleveland State and Detroit Titans Invitationals) for the first time since the 2006-07 season. OU improved its stroke average by five shots from 2011-12 to 2012-13. The Golden Grizzlies also moved up 46 spots in the Golfweek rankings.
Since his arrival at OU, Cunningham has had two golfers qualify for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Michael Coriasso (2011) and Evan Bowser (2012). He also tutored walk-on Nick Cunningham to a fourth-place finish at 2012 Summit League Championship by posting a school-record score of 211 (-3) at the league tournament.
Bowser is coming off the most successful freshman season in program history. He tied a school record with two tournament victories at the Cleveland State Invitational (-3) and Detroit Titans Invitational (-4). Bowser finished fourth in The Summit League with a scoring average of 73.45, seventh-best in single-season school history. He was named to the All-Summit League second team.
Prior to taking over at Oakland, Cunningham spent over five years at Michigan State (1996-99) and Campbell (1993-95) in Buies Creek, N.C. He was assistant men's golf coach at MSU and assistant men's and women's golf coach at Campbell.
At Michigan State, Cunningham assisted with all parts of the golf program and helped lower the Spartans' scoring average by 15 shots and the team grade point average improved from a 2.3 to a 2.9 in two-and-a-half years. The Spartans also went from last at the Big Ten Championship to leading after 39 holes in 1998, finishing sixth.
While at Campbell, Cunningham led the Camels to multiple conference championships on both the men's and women's sides. Maria Combes qualified for the 1995 NCAA Regional Championship and Cunningham tutored eight players that garnered all-league honors. Eight CU golfers earned Academic All-League accolades and Dave Mathis, who he played with and coached, competed on the PGA Tour. He worked under 1967 USGA Junior Champion and NGCA Hall of Fame Inductee John Crooks.
Cunningham began his own consulting company in 2001 called RJC Ventures. There he provided services for mid-size businesses, non-profit organizations and golf and hospitality industries. Most recently he served as president of Associated Builders and Contractors of Central Michigan from 2008-10.
A graduate of Campbell University, Cunningham earned All-Big South honors in 1992 and `93 while leading the Camels to consecutive Big South Conference championships. He earned a master's degree in exercise science (1996) and a bachelor's degree in sports management (1993).