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Canisius golf returns to form in season opener at Colgate

Colton Pankiewicz

The Canisius College golf team got back into the swing of things in the first weekend of September at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y. The Griffs came in fourteenth place in the tournament shooting 922 as a team.

Leading the way for Canisius was senior Shane Broad, who put down a 70 (-2) on the scoreboard on Sunday. His 70 allowed Broad to finish with a 54 hole score of 218, thus being a personal foul low in a three round tournament. This performance squeezed him into a six-way-tie for 18th place on the weekend.

“I was putting myself in a good position off the tee, and then making the putts that needed to go in”, said Broad, explaining what the difference was on his play for the last day.

Men’s golf looks a bit different this fall. Last spring the team graduated three golfers. It’s now made up of freshman Conor Balen, sophomore Mike Douglas, Ryan Edholm, Joey Maher, Ben Ramold, and senior Shane Broad.

“Some days you’re playing 36 holes of golf. You’re out there for ten hours in these college tournaments. It’s mentally draining, and there’s a few guys that have never played college golf” Broad said.

The team travels to Philadelphia this weekend for the Cornell/Temple Invitational, at the 1912 golf club. In this two day tournament, the Griffs hope to find more success as they finished in last place in their first tournament of the fall.

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