October 1, 2012

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.

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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.

Team Scores
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.