April 09, 2010
Around the Horn
Golf team earns second place
The Susquehanna men's golf team tied for second place out of 15 teams at the Mid-Atlantic Region Invitational, held at Hershey Country Club East Course from April 4 through 5.
Susquehanna totaled a score of 615 on the par-71, 7,061-yard course to finish just one stroke behind the winning team from Wesley. McDaniel also scored a 615 to tie for second place, but Susquehanna's fifth-best-scoring player on day two had a better score than McDaniel's on the same day, giving the Crusaders official runner-up status.
The Crusaders finished second behind Wesley in each of the teams' last three tournaments, including one-stroke margins in the last two.
Senior captain Mitch Mercer and junior Ryan Redfern led the Crusaders by tying for fifth place out of 75 individuals with two-day totals of 152. Mercer carded a 78 on day one and a 74 on day two, while Redfern went 74-78.
Freshman Pat Wilson and sophomore Patrick DiMartino made up the rest of Susquehanna's team score with 155 and 156 totals, respectively. Wilson carded a 78 on the first day and a 77 on the second to tie for 15th place. DiMartino went 79-77 to tie for 20th.
Sophomore Kevin Willett put up an 84 on day one as part of a 164 total. His 80 on day two earned the Crusaders the second-place tiebreaker. Willett finished in a tie for 49th place.
The Susquehanna women's golf team placed fourth out of four teams at the Muhlenberg Invitational, held at Lehigh Country Club on April 6.
Susquehanna totaled a score of 457 on the par-71, 5,843-yard course to finish behind the 376 total put up by McDaniel, the 388 by Gettysburg and the 437 by Franklin & Marshall. Host Muhlenberg did not register a team score.
Senior captain Rachel Villano placed third individually out of 23 players with a total of 89, just one stroke out of second place and six out of first. Sophomore Alissa Perez finished with an 11th-place score of 104.
Rounding out the Crusaders card were seniors Laura Brickley and Serena Conway, as well as sophomore Amanda Keister, who finished 19th and tied for 21st, respectively, with a 128 score and identical cards of 136.
A squad's top four scores count as part of its team total.
This Week at Susquehanna:
Baseball: Thurs. vs. Lebanon Valley, 4 p.m.
Softball: Today vs. Misericordia (doubleheader) 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Women's lacrosse: Tomorrow vs. Moravian, 1 p.m.; Wed. vs. Scranton, 4 p.m.
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