Indiana, Pa. – Senior Nicholas Bove (Syracuse, N.Y./West Genesee) tied for 12th place to lead the Le Moyne College men’s golf team to a 10th-place finish at the 59th Annual Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the par-71, 6570-yard Indiana Country Club.
Malone University won the team championship by seven shots with a 36-hole total of 593 off rounds of 297 and 296. The host Crimson Hawks placed with a 600 after scores of 293 and 307. Davis & Elkins College posted a 603 following rounds of 300 and 303 to place third. Le Moyne turned in back-to-back rounds of 312 to finish 10th at 624. Malone’s Connor Curry earned medalist honors by eight shots with a four-under par score of 138 after rounds of three-under par 68 and one-under par 70.
Bove finished in a tie for 12th place in the field of 96 competitors with a 151. He opened with a 77 on Monday to land in 25th place and then moved up 13 spots on Tuesday with a 74.
Junior Tyler Birdd (Elma, N.Y./Iroquois) landed in a five-way tie for 21st place with a 154. He joined Bove in the tie for 25th place on Monday with a 77 and then recorded another 77 in the second round to slide up four positions.
Senior Luke Barney (Apalachin, N.Y./Vestal) finished in a five-way tie for 48th with a 159 following rounds of 79 and 80. Sophomore Johnny Gruninger (Syracuse, N.Y./Manlius Pebble Hill) landed in a nine-way tie for 62nd place after turning in scores of 79 ad 83. Freshman Anthony Maglisco (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) posted a 164 off rounds of 83 and 81 to finish in a three-way tie for 79th.
The Dolphins close out the regular season on Monday and Tuesday at the NCAA Regional Preview hosted by Millersville University at Iron Valley Golf Course in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
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