October 7, 2013

MEN’S GOLF PLACES THIRD AT DOMINICAN’S CHARGER CHALLENGE

Suffern, N.Y. – Freshman John Clare (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) tied for sixth place to lead the Le Moyne College men's golf team to a third-place finish at the seventh annual "Charger Challenge" hosted by Dominican College on Sunday and Monday at the par-72, 6894-yard Spook Rock Golf Course.

Bentley University won the team competition with a two-day score of 600. The Falcons had the two best rounds of the event with a 297 in the first round and a 303 in the second round. Concordia College registered back-to-back rounds of 305 to land in second place with a 610. The Dolphins, who sat in fourth place after recording a 309 in the first round, jumped up a spot on Monday with a 308 to finish at 617, the team's second-best score of the season. St. Thomas Aquinas, which tied for the second-best score on Sunday (305), placed fourth with a 622 after recording a 317 in the second round. Nyack finished in fifth place with a 638 on rounds of 329 and 309.

Clare registered a 150, the second-best total of his season, to land in a tie for sixth place, matching the second-highest finish of his career. He opened the event with a one-over par 73, his second-best round of the campaign, to land in a tie for second place and then fired a 77 in the second round. Junior Dan Molter (Port Crane, N.Y./Chenango Forks) placed 13th after carding a 155 on rounds of 81 and 74, his best round of the season. Sophomore Aidan Fuller (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) was one shot back with a 156 to finish in a tie for 14th place after recording rounds of 77 and 79. Junior Mitch Hillegas (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) tied for 22nd place with rounds of 78 and 82 for a 160, while classmate Sam Eno (Dennis, Mass./Dennis Yarmouth Regional) tied for 25th place with a 162 off rounds of 84 and 78.

The Dolphins return to action on Friday and Saturday at the Saint Rose Fall Shootout at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland, N.Y.

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Le Moyne Scores

t6. John Clare 73-77 – 150, 13. Dan Molter 81-74 – 155, t14. Aidan Fuller 77-79 – 156, t22. Mitch Hillegas 78-82 – 160, t25. Sam Eno 84-78 – 162.

Team Scores

1. Bentley 297-303 – 600, 2. Concordia 305-305 – 610, 3. Le Moyne 309-308 – 617, 4. St. Thomas Aquinas 305-317 – 622, 5. Nyack 329-309 – 638, t6. Chestnut Hill 315-335 – 651, t6. Dominican 321-330 – 651, 8. St. Rose 327-331 – 658, 9. Felician 331-347 – 678.