SLU men's golf team finishes third in St. Lawrence University Collegiate Invitational
St. Lawrence University's men's golf team finished third in the St. Lawrence University Collegiate Invitational on Sunday, while the Saints picked up ground on day one second place team New York University.
St. John Fisher shot the low round of the day as a team on Sunday and snuck past the Saints and into second.Clarkson University Junior Joel Bailey (Boonville, NY) was the his team’s top finisher with a two-day score of 162 (79-83) on the par 72, 6673 yard St. Lawrence University Golf Course. The Golden Knights finished with a score of 659 in the 15-team tournament, while Waterloo won the title with a score of 591.
The University of Waterloo from Ontario ran away with the team title, following up a opening round of 289 with the best four scores of five counting each day on the par 72, 6673 yard St. Lawrence University Golf Course with a 302 on Sunday for a 591 total, 11 better than St. John Fisher, which shot rounds of 305 and 297 for a 602 total. St. Lawrence shot 303 on Saturday and a 305 on Sunday to finish at 608, one stroke ahead of fourth-place NYU while Middlebury was fifth and the University of Rochester sixth in a 15-team field.
Garrett Rank, the brother of former Saint All America golfer Kyle Rank, led Waterloo to the title and was the individual champion in the tournament for the second straight year, Rank shot a 67 on Saturday and a one-under 71 on Sunday to finish at 138, four strokes ahead of Nicholas Palladino of Rochester, who shot back-to-back 71s for a 142 total.
Sophomore Jeff Duggan led the Saints, shooting rounds of 72 and 77 for a 149 total, finishing eighth overall in the field. Adrian Bouthot and Pete Harriman each had a 154 total, Bouthot shooting 79-75 and Harriman 82-72. Harriman's 72 was tied for the second best round on Sunday as only four golfers in the field matched or beat par under windy and somewhat damp weather conditions.
Ren O'Connor shot rounds of 78 and 81 for a 159 total and John Harris also shot 159 with rounds of 74 and 85.
A SLU "Brown" team finished 11th in the field, led by Tommy Ferguson, who shot rounds of 77 and 76 for a 153 total, good for 17th overall. Ferguson's weekend performance earned him a spot on the Saint team for next weekend's Middlebury Invitational. He will join Duggan, Bouthot and Harriman with O'Connor, Harris and Jasper Heaton, who had a 159 total with rounds of 81 and 78 for the "Brown" squad playing off during the week to determine the fifth spot at Middlebury.
Pete Papayanikus shot 82-79 for a 161 total, Doug Weaver had rounds of 83 and 80 for a 153 total and Alex Canning finished with a 82-88-170 total while Walker Steers shot 79-77-156 and taylor Macci shot 85-84-169 playing as individuals.