GOLF PLACES SEVENTH IN MATTHEWS AUTO COLLEGIATE
By Peter Neville, Contributor
The Canisius men’s golf team secured a commendable seventh-place finish earlier this week at the Matthews Auto Collegiate event, hosted at the Links at Hiawatha. This performance stands as the team’s most impressive outing of the season, concluding the tournament with a cumulative score of 588 and 12 strokes over par across the two-day competition.
Leading the charge for Canisius was junior Ryan Edholm, who secured a seventh-place individual finish with a score of 5 strokes under par for the tournament. Edholm highlighted the toughest parts of the course: “The hardest holes at the course are without a doubt the par threes, and I knew if I played those well I would score well, and I played them in 2 under for the week, which was a huge key for me,” he said.
Edholm's two-round score of 139 tied his personal best as a collegiate athlete, amidst another top-10 finish. “As a team, we posted one of the best finishes I have ever been a part of in my three years here," said the senior. "The guys all obviously want a few shots back, but like I said, that stuff happens, and there is always room to improve. We have been getting better week by week, so I would expect another good finish this upcoming week at Bucknell.”
The team's collective score of 588 shots marks a substantial improvement and the best performance of the season for the Griffins. Notably, the top-30 finishes achieved by both Ryan Edholm and Jake Dantonio played a pivotal role in the team’s success. Villanova emerged as the tournament’s standout performer, finishing in first place, 2 strokes ahead of the second-place Binghamton.
Looking ahead, the Griffins are gearing up for their next tournament, the Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, PA, teeing off from Oct. 8 through Oct. 10.