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Golf falls flat at the Cornell Fall Invitational

By Peter Neville, Contributor

The Canisius men's golf team participated in the Cornell Fall Invitational at the Watchung Valley Golf Club in New Jersey on Sept. 10 and 11. After rain delayed the start of the tournament on Sunday, the Griffs finished ninth place overall with a team score of 28 shots over par.

The first day of the tournament was not the best showing for the team, as Canisius finished 19 strokes over par with a total score of 303 at the end of the first day. However, the Golden Griffins fared much better in the second round of the tournament, with an improved finish of 9 strokes over par and a team total of 293 to round out the invitational.

A pair of juniors, Ryan Edholm and Ben Ramold, showed the hottest hands for the Griffs across the two-day tournament. Edholm posted a total score of 146, shooting a 75 (+4) on the first day and a 71 (E) on the second day. Finishing even in round two led Edholm to his sixth career top-20 finish, placing 19th. Ramold finished with an overall score of 147, with scores of 75 (+4) on day one and 72 (+1) on day two.

Overall, the team posted a total score of 596, 38 strokes behind the winners of the invitational and fellow MAAC member Siena. The Saints were the only team to finish below par over the two-day affair, as Temple’s five over par finish notched them second.

The Griffs have to wait until Oct. 1st to get back in action as they are set to compete in the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational hosted by Binghamton at the Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, NY.

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