#retriever50for50 Opens on the Links With Meyer's Triumph

#retriever50for50 Opens on the Links With Meyer's Triumph

Our No. 50 moment comes from a sport which UMBC Athletics has not sponsored in over a decade. Moreover, the event occurred more than 300 miles away from the UMBC campus in Hamilton, N.Y.

We even had trouble getting the guy's name correct.

Diminutive Mike Meyer, who was referred to at Mike Myers on more than once during his tenure at UMBC, bested the large field at the 1992 ECAC Golf Championships held at Colgate's Seven Oaks Course and brought home medalist honors on Oct. 12, 1992.

Meyer, a native of Cape Town, South Africa, played the first five holes of the second round in 3-under-par and tied Hartford's Jon Veneziano at four-over-par (75-73-148) through 36 holes . He won in grand style, making birdie on the third playoff hole to earn the championship.

Meyer, interdisciplinary studies, '95, who won three other collegiate tournaments in 1992-93 and posted a scoring average of 75.8, was inducted into the UMBC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003.