THREE DOLPHINS EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS AS MEN'S GOLF PLACES THIRD AT NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
Endicott, N.Y. – Three members of the Le Moyne College men's golf team earned all-conference honors as the Dolphins placed third at the Northeast-10 Conference Golf Championship on Sunday and Monday at the par-72, 6670-yard En-Joie Golf Course.
Adelphi won the team championship for the third time in four years with a two-day score of 602. The Panthers opened the championship with a 305, good for second place, before leaping into first place on Monday with a 297. The 297 is the best score at the championship since American International registered a 297 in the second round of the 2010 championship, also held at En-Joie. UMass Lowell, the day-one leader after carding a 301, finished with a 612 to place second, its highest finish since landing in the runner-up spot to Le Moyne in 2008. After landing in a four-way tie for fifth place at the end of the first day with a 313, the Dolphins recorded the second-best score of day two and the third-best score of the championship, a 304, to climb into third place with a 617. Bentley, last year's champion, placed fourth with a 619 on rounds of 306 and 313, while American International rounded out the top-five with a 624 on rounds of 313 and 311. Adelphi freshman Ryan Snouffer was named the Northeast-10 Conference Gordon McCullough Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year after capturing medalist honors with a one-under par 143 after carding a one-over par 73 in the first round and a two-under par 70 in the second round.
By virtue of its higher finish in the standings, Le Moyne claims the men's golf point in the year-long "Upstate Challenge" between the Dolphins and The College of Saint Rose. The Golden Knights placed 11th with a two-day score of 691.
Freshman Alex Kinkaid (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) finished in fourth place with a 149 to earn first team all-conference honors. Kinkaid, who posted the second-best total among freshmen, landed in a tie for seventh place after recording a 75 in the first round and moved up three spots on Monday with a 74. Sophomores Dan Molter (Port Crane, N.Y./Chenango Forks) and Sam Eno (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) placed in a four-way tie for 10th place with season-best 154s to earn second team all-conference accolades. Molter, who placed in a tie for 41st at last year's championship, was in an 11-way tie for 25th place after posting an 80 on Sunday. On Monday, he posted the fourth-best score of the day, a season-best 74, to jump over 21 players. Eno, playing in his first NE-10 Championship, placed in a tie for 23rd in the first round with a 79 before climbing over 10 players on Monday with a 75, his second-best round of the year. Senior Josh Cook (Liverpool, N.Y./Liverpool/Onondaga C.C.), who tied for 17th place as a sophomore and tied for 24th place last year, registered a 160 on rounds of 79 and 81 to place 32nd. Senior Billy Markey (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) rounded out Le Moyne's competitors with a 168 on rounds of 81 and 87 to place in a tie for 44th.
Le Moyne returns to the links on Sunday and Monday at Dominican College's sixth annual "Charger Challenge" at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y.
Le Moyne Scores
4. Alex Kinkaid 75-74 – 149, t10. Sam Eno 79-75 – 154, t10. Dan Molter 80-74 – 154, 32. Josh Cook 79-81 – 160, t44. Billy Markey 81-87 – 168.
1. Adelphi 305-297 – 602, 2. UMass Lowell 301-311 – 612, 3. Le Moyne 313-304 – 617, 4. Bentley 306-313 – 619, 5. American International 313-311 – 624, 6. Saint Anselm 310-315 – 625, 7. Franklin Pierce 313-319 – 632, 8. Assumption 323-313 – 636, 9. Southern N.H. 313-324 – 627, 10. Saint Michael's 329-326 – 655, 11. Saint Rose 348-343 – 691.