Records fall as Whelan is medalist, Saints 2nd at Nazareth
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:49 am

Sophomore Jack Whelan shot a four-under par 68 at the Irondequoit Country Club in Rochester, setting the St. Lawrence men's golf program single-round record, and went on to become medalist at five-under par at the Nazareth Invitational on Monday.

Whelan's 68, one stroke better than the record of 69 which he shared with Chris Felix, plus top five rounds by Jeff Duggan and Graham Niles, helped the Saint team to the day one lead with a best of five team score of 295, four strokes ahead of second place Daemen College in an eight-team field. The 295 matches the team record for low round set at Williams in 2001. While Whelan shot one-under 71 to win medalist honors by five strokes, Daemen College shot a second round 297 to overtake the Saints for the team title winning by eight strokes with a 596 total to SLU;s 604.The two-day total of 604 tied the record for low 36 by a Saint team.

Duggan backed Whelan's 68 with a 74 to stand fourth after 18 holes while Niles shot 75 and is tied for fifth. Brandon Lustig's 78, which ranked 19th in round one, completed the 295 total while Jack Reardon shot 89 and was tied for 37th.

Niles shot 80 on Monday and tied for 12th at 155 while Duggan shot 83 and was tied for 14th. Brandon Lustig shot 82 on Monday and finished tied for 18th at 160 while Reardon was the Saints; second scorer with a 76 on Monday and finished tied for 26th at 165.

The Saints concluded the fall portion of their schedule with Monday's round.