By: Hunter Lobur Cummins
It was a disappointing showing this past Sunday and Monday for the Griffs golf team as they were unable to get out of the last place rut in the Matthews Auto Collegiate tournament.
One bright spot for the team was that they did finish six strokes ahead of Binghamton in the second round in the tournament. They will look to use that as a building block for their next event in Pennsylvania.
In round one, freshman Ryan Edholm led the way for the Griffs with a score of 74. He was followed by senior Mike Donner, who shot a 77. Other contributors were freshman Ben Ramold who manufactured a 78, and junior Shane Broad who wound up with a 79. Mount St. Mary’s University led the charge in the first round with a total team score of 284.
The team was led yet again by the prowess of a freshman in round two, this time it being Ben Ramold who shot a 73 which tied his best performance so far on the season. Ryan Edholm was again in the top two, as he finished with a 76 for the second round. The Griffs’ composite score for the entirety of the tournament settled at 610, one stroke more than the next-to-last place finisher Binghamton. It was Mount St. Mary’s who came out on top as tournament champions, winning by eight strokes over Colgate University.
The Griffs will look to finish the regular season portion of their schedule in a strong manner, as they will head to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for the Bucknell Invitational Oct. 10.