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Golf hopes to bounce back in Connecticut

After a slow start to the season, Canisius golf will hope for a better showing at the Hartford Hawks Invitational. Credit: Canisius Athletics via GoGriffs

By: Hunter Lobur-Cummins

The Canisius golf team will be looking to steer their season in a more positive direction as the mid-season Hartford Hawks Invitational approaches this Monday, Sept. 20. The Griffs will travel to South Kent, Conn. in an attempt to grab their first tournament win of the year, or at least finish better than they did at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate in Verona, which saw the team finish last in both rounds.

In Verona, they were 17 strokes away from the second-to-last-place finisher, fellow MAAC foe Niagara. The Missouri Tigers took home the victory with two fewer strokes than second-place finishers LSU. The Griffs’ best round saw the team’s total score at 309, which was better than Youngstown State’s 314 for round two.

The team’s best finish up to this point has been a tie for second place in round one at the Little Three Championship in North Tonawanda. Here, a total team score of 290 was good enough to match rival Niagara for second.

Up next for the Griffs will be the Hartford Hawks Invitational, followed by the Matthews Auto Collegiate tournament hosted by the Binghamton Bearcats. The regular season will end Oct. 12 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania at the Bucknell Invitational. Graduate student Ryan Misko, seniors Michael Wells and Mike Donner, and junior Shane Broad will look to lead the team in bringing home a successful finish from Connecticut, as well as what lies ahead.

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