April 23, 2004
Holt shoots 73, team wins InviteThe Susquehanna men's golf team won this past weekend at the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational with a combined team score of 300 in Sunday's second round. The team prevailed over Wesley College, the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Champions from last year.
The low man for the crusaders was senior Will Holt, who put together a first and second round score of 73, for a total of 146, third lowest in the tournament.
Susquehanna also finished 29 strokes better than the closest Middle Atlantic Conference school in the field as Elizabethtown finished fifth at 631.
The Crusaders will be seeking its 10th-straight MAC team title at the conference championship meet next weekend at Shawnee-on-Delaware. By doing so, the Crusaders will become the only intercollegiate team in Crusader history to win 10 straight MAC championships.
With a win at the MAC championships this weekend, Susquehanna will make a bid for its seventh National's appearance in ten years.
Along with Holt, seniors Buddy Yarger and John Krumpotich carried the team to victory. "Krump[otich] and Buddy really put together a great first round," Holt said. "They really carried us that first day. This was the first time I actually got in the lineup for a tournament since I was a freshman, so I knew I had to go out there and just play my best."
When asked about Holt's first time in the lineup in four years, Krumpotich had nothing but good things to say. "It was really great to see him do so well. He really earned this opportunity. He deserved it, and showed why he was chosen to be in the linep with his great weekend."
"Our team needed to play well this weekend to get our confidence going into MAC championships this weekend," Yarger said. "Now, hopefully, when we win this weekend, we will get the nod for Nationals and go from there. But this weekend at Glenmaura was big. Our team really stepped up."
Junior Steve Datt and freshman Greg Mascioli also contributed, showing strong performances and having great final days on Sunday.
"I'd say the most important rounds of the tournament for our team were produced by Greg and Steve," Holt said. "They didn't play their best golf on Saturday, and instead of putting their heads down, they went out and played incredible on Sunday. That took a lot of guts."
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