St. Lawrence University sophomore Jack Whelan was the individual champion at the Fred Kravitz Invitational hosted by the University of Rochester, shooting 73 at Oak Hill on Saturday to take the title based on lower second round.
The prestigious tournament, limited to six teams, is played at two of the state's outstanding courses, Irondequoit and Oak Hill. Rensselaer was the team champion, winning on a tie-breaker after tying Nebraska Wesleyan with a 618 total. Allegheny was third at 625 with Washington and Jefferson fourth with a 632 total. Host Rochester was fifth at 633 while the Saints had a 646 total.
Whelan shot four-over 76 at Irondequoit on Friday and was fourth after the first round, but matched the low round of the day with a one-over 73 at Oak Hill on Saturday to finish tied for the individual title at 149 with Oliver White of Allegheny. White, who shot 70 on Friday, had a 79 on Saturday with Whelan taking medalist honors based on the lower second round score.
Jeff Duggan and Brandon Lustig tied for 21st with two round totals of 164. Duggan shot 80-84 while Lustig shot 83 on Friday and came back with an 81 on Saturday. Graham Niles bounced back from a 94 at Irondequoit on Friday to shoot 73 at Oak Hill and was tied for 334d at 173 while Jack Reardon finished 35th round rounds of 90 and 84. Colin Dowd, playing as an individual, shot 91-86-177.
The Saints will contend for the Liberty League automatic bid for the NCAA tournament when they play in the match-play Liberty League championship tournament at Skidmore next weekend.