October 7, 2013


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.


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.