- Colton Pankiewicz
Golf knocks the rust off at The Carpetbagger Classic
By Colton Pankiewicz, Assistant Sports Editor
In the first tournament of the Spring, the Golden Griffins teed off at Worthington Manor Golf Club, a par-72 course in Urbana Maryland where they participated in the fifteen team event.
Senior Shane Broad started where he left off, leading Canisius on the scorecard both days of the tournament, posting a 76 on Saturday, and a 72 on Sunday, good enough for a 36 hole total of 148.
Broad's three birdies, and even score on Sunday helped the Alden native jump 15 spots on the leaderboard, finishing in fourteenth place, tied with one other golfer.
“Honestly I felt really good, I’ve been playing on the simulator with my brother over the winter. On the first day though, I was one over going into the last three holes before finishing bogey, bogey, bogey to finish out the round,” said Broad after the tournament.
Ryan Edholm, the sophomore who performed well during the fall, notching MAAC Men’s Golfer of the month for September, followed his teammate, Broad, wrapping up his two days with a 158.
As a team, Canisius finished the tournament with a 633, tying Colgate for fourteenth, despite trailing them by two strokes after the first day. Rhode Island finished in first place after posting a two day total of 585, finishing 5 strokes ahead of second placed Bryant.
The Griffs are off until April 3rd, when they participate in the Southern Invitational at The Falls Club, in Palm Beach, Florida .