September 30, 2013

MEN’S GOLF PLACES FIFTH AT NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Keene, N.H. – The Le Moyne College men's golf team registered a fifth-place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships on Sunday and Monday at the par-72, 6974-yard Bretwood Golf Club.

Adelphi University won the team championship for the second straight year and for the fourth time in five years with a two-day score of 596. The Panthers recorded a 305 in the first round for the second consecutive year and posted a 291 in the second round. Bentley University, the 2011 champion, placed second with a 608 on rounds of 301 and 307. Southern New Hampshire University and American International College tied for third place with a total of 619. The Penmen recorded rounds of 307 and 312, while the Yellow Jackets registered rounds of 308 and 311. The Dolphins, who placed third at last year's championship, tallied a two-round score of 625 after posting rounds of 314 and 311. Adelphi sophomore Ryan Snouffer was named the Northeast-10 Conference Gordon McCullough Player of the Year for the second straight year after earning medalist honors with a four-under par 140 after registering a two-over par 74 in the first round and a six-under par 66 on the final day.

By virtue of its higher finish in the standings, Le Moyne evened the year-long "Upstate Challenge" between the Dolphins and The College of Saint Rose at one point apiece as it posted a 10-stroke advantage over the Golden Knights.

Junior Dan Molter (Port Crane, N.Y./Chenango Forks) earned second team all-conference honors for the second consecutive year after landing in a tie for eighth place with a 153. He registered a 76 in the first round and closed out the championship with a 77. Junior Sam Eno (Dennis, Mass./Dennis-Yarmouth Regional) finished in a tie for 14th place with a 155 after posting rounds of 79 and 76, while junior Mitch Hillegas (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) tied for 22nd place in his season debut with a 157 off rounds of 78 and 79. Freshman John Clare (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) tallied a 162 on rounds of 83 and 79 to land in a tie for 34th place, while sophomore Alex Kinkaid (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) rounded out Le Moyne's five competitors with a 165 (81-84) to tie for 42nd place.

Le Moyne returns to action on Sunday at Dominican College's 7th Annual "Charger Challenge" at Spook Rock Golf Course.